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# What is 1 cc equal to in milligrams?

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The number of milligrams in 1 cc varies according to the substance to be measured. The metric system uses milligrams to measure weight and cubic centimeters, also known as milliliters, to measure volume.

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The density of water is approximately 1 gram per cubic centimeter. The densities of other elements vary greatly. Temperature also affects densities of the materials.

In the medical field, a doctor may prescribe a medication by milligrams. If the medication is in a liquid solution, the concentration in milligrams per cubic centimeter allows it to be dispensed by volume instead of weight. However, concentrations also vary, making it necessary to know the conversion factor.

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In order to convert milligrams to milliliters, one must know the density of the substance; if the density is measured in milligrams per milliliter, the milligrams of mass of the object being measured are divided by the density of the substance to determine the volume in millimeters. Because density is generally not listed in milligrams per milliliter, it is likely that some calculations must be done to convert the density into the appropriate units.

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One gram is equal to 1,000 milligrams. The conversion factor for grams to milligrams is 1,000, so to determine the number of milligrams from grams, simply multiply the number of grams by 1,000.

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250 milligrams is equal to 0.0525 teaspoons of dry cooking ingredients, such as salt, sugar and spice. One gram, or 1,000 milligrams, is roughly equal to 0.21 teaspoons. 250 milligrams is a quarter of 1,000 milligrams, so, dividing 0.21 by four yields 0.0525.