SI units

R. J. Roberts, J. L. Blumer, R. E. Kauffman, G. H. Lambert, B. H. Rumack, W. Snodgrass, C. J.R. Gelman

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Le Systeme International d'Unites or SI units is a system of measure that is an outgrowth of the metric system, widely used in countries other than the United States. This system comprises seven base units from which all other measurements are made. The aim of SI units is to (1) provide a coherent system of measure, (2) ensure that quantities and units are uniform in concept and style, and (3) minimize the number of multiples and submultiples in common use. The focus of this commentary is to summarize the problems and inconsistencies of expressing drug concentrations in molar units, assuming that prescribing and dispensing would continue in mass units.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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