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You are to give an injection of a drug. The dosage is 0.4 mg per kilogram of bod The concentration of the drug in vial is listed as 500 ug/ml. The patient's chart Hists weight as 168 pounds. How many milliliters (= cc) are you to inject? Patient's weight Concentration of drug Show calculations: mg/ml

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Answer:You inject 60.9628 milliliters of dosageStep-by-step explanation:1 pound = 0.453592kg, Patient's weight in pounds = 168Patient's weight in kg = [tex]76.2035 Β kg[/tex]Now we are given that The dosage is 0.4 mg per kilogram of bod So, dosage = [tex]0.4 \times 76.2035 mg = 30.4814 mg[/tex]1 microgram = 0.001 mgConcentration of drug = [tex]500 micrograms/ml = 500 * 0.001 mg/ml = 0.5 mg/ml[/tex]Now we are supposed to find How many milliliters (= cc) are you to inject?So,milliliters of dosage required to inject = [tex]\frac{30.4814}{0.5} = 60.9628[/tex]Hence you inject 60.9628 milliliters of dosage