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    How many drops are in one milliliter?

  • #2
    Re: how many drops in milliliter?

    In cooking, a drop is about 0.051 milliliter, specifically it is 1/96th of a teaspoon.

    In pharmacies, a drop used to be another name for a minim, which would make it 0.0616 milliliters.

    But now the drop is standardized in the metric system to equal exactly 0.05 milliliters.

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    • #3
      Re: how many drops in milliliter?

      Originally posted by Unregistered
      How many drops are in one milliliter?
      How many drops in a minum?

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      • #4
        Re: how many drops in milliliter?

        In pharmaceutical applications, 1 drop = 1 minum.

        Not in cooking though.

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        • #5
          Re: how many drops in milliliter?

          Originally posted by Robert Fogt
          In cooking, a drop is about 0.051 milliliter, specifically it is 1/96th of a teaspoon.

          In pharmacies, a drop used to be another name for a minim, which would make it 0.0616 milliliters.

          But now the drop is standardized in the metric system to equal exactly 0.05 milliliters.
          20 is the answer

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          • #6
            Re: how many drops in milliliter?

            thanks-now I know my infusion rate.

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            • #7
              Re: how many drops in milliliter?

              Its 25 drops per ml, you guys are all wrong

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              • #8
                Re: how many drops in milliliter?

                Originally posted by Unregistered
                Its 25 drops per ml, you guys are all wrong
                If it is water, the standard was changed 15 - 20 years ago to make 20 drops = 1mL. The viscosity of most things is temperature dependent, so this would be at room temperature. Hope this helps.

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                • #9
                  Re: how many drops in milliliter?

                  Drop (unit)
                  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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                  For other uses, see Drop.
                  The drop is a unit of measure of volume, the amount dispensed as one drop from a dropper. It is often used in giving quantities of liquid drugs to patients, and occasionally in cooking.

                  The volume of a drop is not well-defined: it depends on the device and technique used to produce the drop and on the physical properties of the fluid. This is similar to units like the cup, tablespoon, and teaspoon that depend on the spoon or cup.

                  There are several exact definitions of a "drop":

                  the "metric" drop, 1/20 mL (50 μL).
                  the medical drop, 1/12 mL (83 1/3 μL).
                  the Imperial drop, 1/36 of a fluidram (1/288 of an Imperial fluid ounce, or 1/1440 of a gill) (approximately 99 μL).
                  an alternate, possibly apocryphal, definition of the drop is 1/1824 of a gill (approximately 78 μL).
                  the U.S. drop, 1/60 of a teaspoon or 1/360 of a U.S. fluid ounce (approximately 82 μL).
                  an alternate definition of the U.S. drop is 1/76 of a teaspoon or 1/456 US fl oz (approximately 65 μL).
                  According to Webster dictionary, "drop" indicates the smallest volume of a liquid that may be measured. The size of drop may vary with the viscosity of the liquid.

                  In the past, a drop was another name for a minim. This meaning was used in Pharmacy to describe a volume equal to one 60th of a fluid dram or one 480th of a fluid ounce. This is equal to about 0.0616mL (U.S.) or 0.0592mL (Britain). Pharmacists have since moved to metric measurements, with a drop being rounded to exactly 0.05mL (that is, 20 drops per millilitre). In hospitals, intravenous tubing is used to deliver medication in drops of various sizes ranging from 10 drops/mL to 60 drops/mL. A drop is abbreviated gt, with gtt used for the plural. These abbreviations come from the Latin for drop, gutta.[1] articles.

                  A drop can also be used less formally as a unit of volume in recipes. According to some older kitchen references, 24 drops = ¼ teaspoon. Using U.S. definitions, this makes the drop equal to about 0.051mL, making it quite comparable to the pharmacist's drop.[1]

                  ^ a b Russ Rowlett. How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement. University of North Carolina (2005-17-11). Retrieved on 2006-09-07.
                  Retrieved from wikipedia

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                  • #10
                    Re: how many drops in milliliter?

                    Originally posted by Unregistered
                    Drop (unit)
                    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                    • Learn more about using Wikipedia for research •Jump to: navigation, search
                    For other uses, see Drop.
                    The drop is a unit of measure of volume, the amount dispensed as one drop from a dropper. It is often used in giving quantities of liquid drugs to patients, and occasionally in cooking.

                    The volume of a drop is not well-defined: it depends on the device and technique used to produce the drop and on the physical properties of the fluid. This is similar to units like the cup, tablespoon, and teaspoon that depend on the spoon or cup.

                    There are several exact definitions of a "drop":

                    the "metric" drop, 1/20 mL (50 μL).
                    the medical drop, 1/12 mL (83 1/3 μL).
                    the Imperial drop, 1/36 of a fluidram (1/288 of an Imperial fluid ounce, or 1/1440 of a gill) (approximately 99 μL).
                    an alternate, possibly apocryphal, definition of the drop is 1/1824 of a gill (approximately 78 μL).
                    the U.S. drop, 1/60 of a teaspoon or 1/360 of a U.S. fluid ounce (approximately 82 μL).
                    an alternate definition of the U.S. drop is 1/76 of a teaspoon or 1/456 US fl oz (approximately 65 μL).
                    According to Webster dictionary, "drop" indicates the smallest volume of a liquid that may be measured. The size of drop may vary with the viscosity of the liquid.

                    In the past, a drop was another name for a minim. This meaning was used in Pharmacy to describe a volume equal to one 60th of a fluid dram or one 480th of a fluid ounce. This is equal to about 0.0616mL (U.S.) or 0.0592mL (Britain). Pharmacists have since moved to metric measurements, with a drop being rounded to exactly 0.05mL (that is, 20 drops per millilitre). In hospitals, intravenous tubing is used to deliver medication in drops of various sizes ranging from 10 drops/mL to 60 drops/mL. A drop is abbreviated gt, with gtt used for the plural. These abbreviations come from the Latin for drop, gutta.[1] articles.

                    A drop can also be used less formally as a unit of volume in recipes. According to some older kitchen references, 24 drops = ¼ teaspoon. Using U.S. definitions, this makes the drop equal to about 0.051mL, making it quite comparable to the pharmacist's drop.[1]

                    ^ a b Russ Rowlett. How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement. University of North Carolina (2005-17-11). Retrieved on 2006-09-07.
                    Retrieved from wikipedia

                    I wouldn't use Wikipedia, it isn't always accurate.

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                    • #11
                      Re: how many drops in milliliter?

                      If you want to be tickish, the question must be clarified as to a drop "of what" "at what temperature" and "at what pressure" "per whose definition" etc.

                      Not being tickish, myself, I would have responded-----TWENTY.

                      [But perhaps you'd rather dispute with the wise old owl over his answer to the question, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?"]

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                      • #12
                        Re: 700mls to be given over 6 hours.How many drops are in one ml.

                        Originally posted by Unregistered
                        How many drops are in one milliliter?Give 700mls over 6 hours.
                        Give 700mls over 6 hours.How many drops are in one ml.

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                        • #13
                          Re: 700mls to be given over 6 hours.How many drops are in one ml.

                          Originally posted by Unregistered
                          Give 700mls over 6 hours.How many drops are in one ml.
                          Hi, unless you are dosing a plant, or training to be a nurse, I would leave this to the medical professionals. Not something to get wrong.

                          If you are fixing up a plant, get the plant shop to show you what to do. If you are training to be a nurse, feel free to resister, and send a private message to me or any of the others who answer questions. I understand not everyone can ask their tutors.

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                          • #14
                            Re: how many drops in milliliter?

                            Originally posted by Unregistered
                            [But perhaps you'd rather dispute with the wise old owl over his answer to the question, "How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop?"]
                            And as we all remember, the answer to that is Three!

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                            • #15
                              Re: how many drops in milliliter?

                              This question is now very important: the pharmaceutical plans' "bean counters" have produced a "cost savings" (read that as a profit increase) to the plans when they recently decided that there is no spillage and no evapration when providing patients with eye drops AND that they will dispense NO more total drops than are prescribed AND no more than the manufacturers provide in a bottle. Thus, if there are 20 drops per mL and the prescription is written for 3 drops per eye per day(6 drops total per day), a 90 day supply should be 540 drops or 27 mL. If the eye drop manufacturer has only 10 mL bottles to dispense then the plan will only provide 2 bottles for a total of 20 mL or 400 drops at the cost for a 90 day supply. This is a shortfall of 140 drops or about 23 days out of 90 prescribed. The plans will allow a paient to reorder "early", at an additional coet, of course. This results in a 35% increase in costs for the patient. Damn these bean counters!

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