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dosage

  

      n  
1    the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts  
2    the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses  
3       another name for       dose       3, 4  
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dose  
      n  
1      (Med)   a specific quantity of a therapeutic drug or agent taken at any one time or at specified intervals  
2    Informal   something unpleasant to experience  
a dose of influenza     
3      (Also called)    dosage          the total energy of ionizing radiation absorbed by unit mass of material, esp. of living tissue; usually measured in grays (SI unit) or rads  
4      (Also called)    dosage          a small amount of syrup added to wine, esp. sparkling wine, when the sediment is removed and the bottle is corked  
5    Slang   a venereal infection, esp. gonorrhoea  
6    like a dose of salts   very quickly indeed  
      vb   tr  
7    to administer a dose or doses to (someone)  
8      (Med)   to prescribe (a therapeutic drug or agent) in appropriate quantities  
9    often foll by: up   to give (someone, esp. oneself) drugs, medicine, etc., esp. in large quantities  
10    to add syrup to (wine) during bottling  
     (C15: from French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek: a giving, from didonai to give)  
  doser      n  


dosage         
      n  
1    the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts  
2    the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses  
3       another name for       dose       3, 4  

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dose, doge, dotage, downstage

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