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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and weighing drugs and solutions, brought to the United States from England during the colonial period; it has now been replaced by the metric system.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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


A fluid measure, 1/60 of a fluidrachm. Smallest; least; the smallest of several similar structures.
[L. minimus, least]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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This ritornello is unquestionably in duple metre, not triple, and as the music stands, the minim of the ritornello occupies the same duration as the minim of the Sinfonia; all the music so far is governed by the opening signature C, and this equivalence is undoubtedly what the composer sought.
The striking of the bell or this adding up of money corresponds to the long stroke |, and is called one schlag.' Concerning the tablature minim rest written with one flag on the stroke and called a suspiri, he wrote that `one can neither pronounce nor count this--instead one must draw breath in, just as if drinking soup out of a spoon.'
It seems that Italian trecento notation made no definite commitment to breve, semibreve, or minim equality' (p.
In his article Neumann cannot avoid having to deal with the Menuetto from Beethoven's Symphony no.1, which goes at a lively dotted minim = 108.
"When I think about it, the responsibility we have at Minim is to help the homeowner understand what it [the at-home management of loT devices] means because some of this is really complicated.
With this funding announcement, Minim is officially launching its connected home management and security solutions, which now include: a mobile app for consumers (available in the iTunes Store and Google Play Store), the Minim Care Portal for ISPs, and the Minim router agent.
The service took place on Sunday February 3, and included performances by junior soloist Constantinos Kontozis of the American International School in Cyprus, the English School Choir and the Junior School Minim Choir.
Richard, 17, who wrote A Moors Fanfare for a brass ensemble, took home a wooden metronome, provided by Minim Music of Kirkbymoorside, and a musicroom voucher for PS60.
The British system of note value naming is used throughout (crotchet, minim, semibreve, quaver).
"127 Seventh Avenue is a prime corner retail condo minim located adjacent to the entrance to the subway," said Fishman.
The committee in charge of approving domain names which might be offensive has voted this week to okay a new domain: "" The decision was first reported by Tomer Persico on his blog "Minim." However, according to some halacha views, typing and even deleting "Yahweh" on the computer is only allowed when absolutely necessary and not for humorous purposes.
He said under research project videos have been prepared to educate farmers how to grow different crops with minim utilisation of water, pesticide, save it from attack of various diseases, precaution measures taken at the time of cultivation and harvest, etc, to get better results.