Definition of milligram
: a unit of mass equal to 1⁄1000 gram — see metric system table
Recent Examples of milligram from the Web
Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and can kill with doses as small as 2 milligrams when drug dealers use it to spike heroin and other opioids.
In late February, a man in South Carolina was accused of receiving more than 3 kilograms of fentanyl ordered on the darknet, enough to kill 1.5 million adults, given that just 2 milligrams is a lethal dose.
Each pod has 10 milligrams of THC, marijuana’s active ingredient.
Rutherford, a consultant for the medical board on the case, said all of the brain's opioid receptors are occupied at 24 milligrams, and patients don't need more.
January tallied almost 400, February 643, and March, 1,201 milligrams of the lifesaving overdose reversal drug.
This year through March, the Cincinnati Fire Department alone went through 2,243.1 milligrams of Narcan.
Recently, Benson noticed a packet of noodles her son was about to prepare for his child had 1,200 milligrams of sodium.
However, no limits are imposed on the caffeine content of energy drinks, and containers easily can hold 200 to 300 milligrams or more.
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Origin and Etymology of milligram
French milligramme, from milli- + gramme gram
First Known Use: 1797See Words from the same year
MILLIGRAM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of milligram for English Language Learners
: a weight equal to 1/1000 gram
MILLIGRAM Defined for Kids
Definition of milligram for Students
: a unit of weight equal to 1/1000 gram
Medical Definition of milligram
: one thousandth of a gram—abbreviation mg
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