Archaic dssp?

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Archaic dssp?

Postby arlenejg » Mon Aug 30, 2004 4:39 am

Years ago a nursing instructor gave me the assignment of finding out what the "dssp" on little plastic med cups stands for. At long last, a pharmacist told me it was for "dessert spoonful". Does anyone know whether this is correct? PLease reply to arlenejg@hotmail.com as I doubt I'll be able to find this forum again. Thank you very much! :?
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Re: Archaic dssp?

Postby Knight » Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:46 am

arlenejg wrote:Years ago a nursing instructor gave me the assignment of finding out what the "dssp" on little plastic med cups stands for. At long last, a pharmacist told me it was for "dessert spoonful". Does anyone know whether this is correct? Please reply to arlenejg@hotmail.com as I doubt I'll be able to find this forum again. Thank you very much! :?

dssp is an abbrviation for dessertspoon. It is a unit of volume sometimes used in food recipes. The dessertspoon is equal to 2 teaspoons; this is roughly equivalent to 10 milliliters in the U.S. and 7 milliliters in Britain.

Source: "How Many", Russ Rowlett, Director, Center for Mathematics and Science Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2003)
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