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Minims

A brand name for a range of eye drop preparations dispensed in sterile, single-dose, snap-off plastic vials. The current range of 19 preparations have replaced the former undesirable practice of using the same multi-dose bottle of eye drops for more than one patient. Minims are used for a range of ophthalmic purposes including dilatation (cyclopentolate) and constriction (pilocarpine) of pupils; treatment of bacterial infections (gentamicin) and GLAUCOMA (pilocarpine); temporary paralysis of the focusing muscle ring (cyclopentolate); anaesthetizing of the cornea (amethocaine, proxymetacine); corneal epithelial staining for erosions (Rose Bengal) and for ulcers and foreign bodies (fluoresceine) and to conduct aplanation tonometry (proxymetacine and fluoresceine); and the control of inflammation (dexamethasone).
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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The church of Saint Francis of Paola is part of the Order of Minims monastery built in 2009 in Lipa City.
At the time, ACA's comments focused on: (1) prioritizing the very large list of Chemicals of Concern; (2) raising the very low de minims level; (3) extending the time for completion of an Alternatives Assessment Report; and (4) obtaining an exemption for Paint-Care[R] from End-of-Life Management requirements.
Rose, 1988, "Mathematical Maxims and Minims", Raleigh NC: Rome Press.
Since this book uses British English instead of American English, the North American student needs to become comfortable with the British terms: crotchet, quaver, minims, semibreves and so forth.
The new capsule size offers a 1200 mg fill capacity, which is roughly equivalent to the most common soft gel size, 20 minims or one gram per dose.
Bobby Minims (goalkeeping coach), the medical and coaching staff and the gaffer have all showed faith in me.
The late Mr Williamson was, by all accounts, a bit of a Michael Hutchence figure in the land of quavers and minims and, on a good day, could have given Jim Morrison a lesson in regal lizardly behaviour.
When the ants forage, the smallest workers, or minims, swarm along even though they're too little to do any cutting.
The original notation of semibreves in perfect prolation is retained, and requires a slight mental readjustment from the player, especially in those places where an undotted semibreve bears the value of three minims. `White' quavers and coloured minims and semibreves are also retained unaltered, but the context usually makes the required interpretation clear.
Even given Descartes's familiarity with contemporary automata and mechanical garden works, these machines are simply different from the anamorphic images with which the Minims were mostly concerned.
All settings except the final Magnificat are notated in the conservative [cents] mensuration emphasizing semibreves, minims, and semiminims, with triple-meter passages of semibreves in 3/2.
At first sight, it appears that the structure of Draghi's setting favours the primordial chaos over the Platonic order, for it opens with an overture comprising a chordal introduction and a fugue (22 + 64 minims),(19) a symphony leading into the opening phrase of the text (30 + 24 minims), and a fugue and closing symphony of 36 + 34 minims.