household system of measurement

household system of measurement

Any of the volumes represented by commonly used items, esp. kitchen utensils, as they are applied to administering medicines. In this system a teaspoon is considered to be roughly equivalent to 5 mL; a tablespoon, to 15 mL; and a cup, to 240 mL. Common utensils such as these are often used when giving liquid medications to children and others who have difficulty swallowing capsules or tablets.
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