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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n milligram one thousandth (1/1,000) gram
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Caffeine: there are 100 to 150 milligrams of caffeine in an eight-ounce cup of brewed coffee, 10 milligrams in a six-ounce cup of cocoa, 5 to 10 milligrams in one ounce of bittersweet chocolate, and 5 milligrams in one ounce of milk chocolate.
    • n Milligram A measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a grain avoirdupois.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ricin is a protein produced by the castor oil plant, Ricinus communis, which is highly toxic (the minimal lethal dose is around 1 µg / kg body weight, that means 1/15th of a milligram could kill a 150 lb. person). Ricin can be a dangerous contaminant, making the production of castor oil a precisely controlled process.
    • n milligram The thousandth part of a gram, equal to 0.015432, + or about, of a grain.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Special studies conducted about the human body revealed it will usually absorb up to about 300 milligrams of caffeine at a given time. About 4 normal cups. Additional amounts are just cast off, providing no further stimulation. Also, the human body dissipates 20% of the caffeine in the system each hour.
    • n Milligram mil′i-gram the 1⁄1000th part of a gramme.
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  • Gerhard Kocher
    “Pharma industry is the art of making billions from milligrams.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. milligramme,; milli-, milli- + gramme,. See 3d Gram


In literature:

I once got this learned scientist to inject a milligram of the lymph into the femoral artery of Miss Susan's cat.
"The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac" by Eugene Field
Thus I found that I had recovered all but a very few milligrams of the radium that had been originally purchased in London.
"The Silent Bullet" by Arthur B. Reeve
I would bet a hat that we have every milligram known to the world at present.
"The Skylark of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith and Lee Hawkins Garby
The 500, 200, 100 mg. (milligram) weights are recorded as 0.5, 0.2, and 0.1 gm.
"Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value" by Harry Snyder
It burns about four hundred milligrams of water per hour at maximum capacity.
"Damned If You Don't" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Milligrams of it, shipped from Oak Ridge for scientific use, were encased in thick lead chests.
"Space Platform" by Murray Leinster
A fraction of a milligram!
"Cum Grano Salis" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Blaine groaned as his friend called for the equivalent of a milligram of radium.
"The Copper-Clad World" by Harl Vincent
Imagine someone dropping milligram-sized pellets of the metal into an ordinary Florence flask.
"Fifty Per Cent Prophet" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The blank must not exceed a few milligrams.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
Bunte to be 0.1 milligram in a coal-gas flame burning 5 cub.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 4" by Various
Decigrams instead of milligrams, so I heard.
"The Crime Doctor" by Ernest William Hornung
Allen (1937) injected 250-gram guinea pigs with 4 milligrams of venom of various poisonous snakes.
"Natural History of Cottonmouth Moccasin, Agkistrodon piscovorus (Reptilia)" by Ray D. Burkett
On September 23, 1907, a third rabbit, weighing 1,304 grams, was fed with 50 milligrams of barium acetate.
"Barium, A Cause of the Loco-Weed Disease" by Albert Cornelius Crawford

In news:

My doctor put me on 20 milligrams of omeprazole once daily, and it seemed to work well.
The group asked the FDA to halt sales of the highest dose of Aricept and put safety warnings about the high- dose risks on two lower doses of 5 and 10 milligrams.
Doses of 10-, 20- and 40-milligrams are specified.
Doctors say the recommended amount for most people is 1500 milligrams a day.
Yet most of us consume, on average, 3,400 milligrams of sodium each day.
Adults' recommended daily intake is 2,300 milligrams: about 1 teaspoon.
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DALLAS — New studies support limiting daily sodium consumption to less than 1,500 milligrams, according to a new American Heart Association presidential advisory.
Even though bread doesn't taste salty, it can have up to 230 milligrams sodium per slice.
The AHA recommends that the average person consume less than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day.
It can be deceiving because a lot of bread doesn't even taste salty, but one piece can have as much as 230 milligrams of sodium.
Most Americans consume 3,400 milligrams of salt each day.
Less than 2,300 milligrams recommended, but most consume 4,000 milligrams.
Diet experts recommend a daily consumption of less than 2,400 milligrams (mg), which is the amount of sodium in a teaspoon of table salt.
General sodium recommendations by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans are to not exceed 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.

In science:

The log milligram (mg) fractional abundances (mg of protein/total mg in the sample) of proteins in Mix 1 and Mix 2 of the BIATECH-54 set.
Analyzing LC-MS/MS data by spectral count and ion abundance: two case studies
The dust budget of our TPC, is ten grams at WIPP and 100 milligrams at Homestake(∼ 150 decays/day).
Review of the Technical Issues Associated with the Construction of a Solar Neutrino TPC
Plants growing on n = 18 randomly chosen small areas of about 0.15 m2 are harvested each week and the dry weights of the tillers for plants harvested from each area are measured in milligrams. A detailed description of the data can be found in Huet et al. (2004, p. 61).
Small-sample likelihood inference in extreme-value regression models
Searches through larger samples: At present we search through tens of milligrams of material and our present methods may reach gram size samples.
From Accelerators To Asteroids