- A dose of a little more than a
**drachm**(a teaspoonful) will produce a condition of inebriation lasting for one-half to one hour, but the dose must soon be greatly increased. - It may be given in
**drachm**doses with impunity. - Thus foot, digit, palm, cubit, stadium, mile, talent, mina, stater,
**drachm**, obol, pound, ounce, grain, metretes, medimrius, modius, hin and many others mean nothing exact unless qualified by the name of their country or city. - The relation is 258: 229 :: 9:8; but the exact form in which the descent took place is not settled: 1/60 or 129 of gold is worth 57 of silver or a
**drachm**, 1/4 of 230 (or by trade weights 127 and 226); otherwise, deriving it from the silver weight of 86 already formed, the**drachm**is 1/3 of the stater, 172, or double of the Persian danak of 28.7, and the sacred unit of Didyma in Ionia was this half-**drachm**, 27; or thirdly, what is indicated by the Lydian coinage (17), 86 of gold was equal to 1150 of silver, 5 shekels or 1/10th mina. - The usual doses of the oxide and carbonate of magnesium are from half a
**drachm**to a**drachm**.

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