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apothecaries' system

a system used for measuring and weighing drugs and solutions, brought to the United States from England during the colonial period; it has now been replaced by the metric system. Its units are the grain, scruple, dram, ounce, and pound. Fractions are used to designate portions of a unit of measure: e.g., one-fourth grain is written gr. 1/4. The fraction 1/2 is written ss. There are two symbols in this system which are sometimes confused and always must be written clearly, those for drams and ounces. Lower case Roman numerals are used after the symbols: ʒiss reads drams one and one-half; ℥iii reads ounces three. See also Table of Weights and Measures in the Appendix.

min·im (m),

1. A fluid measure, 1/60 of a fluidrachm; in the case of water about one drop.
2. Smallest; least; the smallest of several similar structures.
[L. minimus, least]

minim (m, min)

Etymology: L, minimus, smallest
a measurement of volume in the apothecaries' system, originally one drop (of water). It is now standardized to 0.06 mL; 60 minims equals 1 fluid dram.


1. A fluid measure, 1/60 of a fluidram; in the case of water, about one drop.
2. Smallest; least; the smallest of several similar structures.
[L. minimus, least]

minim (miˑ·nm),

n a small measure of liquid, roughly 1/480th of a fluid ounce, or the size of a drop of water.


A fluid measure, 1/60 of a fluidrachm. Smallest; least; the smallest of several similar structures.
[L. minimus, least]


a unit of volume (liquid measure) in the apothecaries' system, equivalent to 0.0616 ml.

Patient discussion about minim

Q. How successful s minimally invasive surgery for knee replacements?

A. Approximately 300,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States. and it said that 90% of the people who had a total knee replacement report an improvement in their function. i searched the CDC statistics for failure of the surgery and couldn't find any info about it. but as i said- it's a very common surgery. my grandmother had a hip joint replacement due to arthritis, it helped.
here is something that might help you to prepare for the surgery: the Procedure

good luck!!

Q. how do i keep my baby as minimal as passable exposed to the out side world threats? like decease and other things

A. It might seem like a caring attitude, but I'm not sure it's neither possible nor absolutely necessary - babies do get sick, usually only mildly and transiently, so trying to prevent all the cases of fever would be quite impossible.

What you can do, is to maintain the regular infant welfare visits, give him or her the necessary vaccinations (one of the most important things you can do for your child), make sure your baby eats well, regarding both the amount and type of foods, and generally keep a good hygiene: make sure to wash hands after you go to the toilet and before you handle your baby, don't expose him or her to other sick infants etc.

However, all this is just a general advice - if you have specific question you may want to consult your doctor (e.g. a pediatrician).

Take care,

Q. Has anyone had a minimally invasive partial knee replacement? How did it go and are you pleased? I will be having one in the next few weeks and would just like some input. Thanks...

A. Hmm... Never underwent it myself, but you may read some more here:

and you may also watch it here:

Take care,

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Again, there is no accent grouping number 3 or its multiple, since it would fall on (at every half-note value) the same beat of the duple meter it is against, and destroy the purpose of metric counterpoint (Example 39).
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