Definition of Dosage

1. Noun. The quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time.

Exact synonyms: Dose
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity
Derivative terms: Dose, Dose, Dose

2. Noun. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
Exact synonyms: Dose
Specialized synonyms: Booster, Booster Dose, Booster Shot, Recall Dose, Draft, Draught, Hit, Lethal Dose, Lozenge, Pill, Tab, Tablet
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Derivative terms: Dose

Definition of Dosage

1. n. The administration of medicine in doses; specif., a scheme or system of grading doses of medicine according to age, etc.

Definition of Dosage

1. Noun. The administration of a medication etc, in a measured amount; dosing ¹

2. Noun. The addition of a small measured amount of a substance to something e.g. sugar to wine ¹

3. Noun. The measured amount so administered or added; the dose ¹

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Definition of Dosage

1. the amount of medicine to be given [n -S]

Medical Definition of Dosage

1. The determination and regulation of the size, frequency and number of doses. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dosage

dos and don'ts
dosage (current term)
dosage compensation
dosage effect
dosage forms
dosage schedule
dose-effect curve
dose-response curve
dose-response relationship
dose fractionation
dose intensity

Literary usage of Dosage

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Handbook of therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"Tincture of Myrrh, USP dosage: 1 cc or 15 minims. Novocain. ... Extract of Nux Vomica, USP dosage: 0.015 gm. or % grain Tinctura ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1909)
"I have had people tell me that I am a theorist; that my dosage schedule, ... As I have already shown you, the dosage table was founded on facts, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Experience has shown the intravenous dosage to be as follows: 15 minims ... If the effect is insufficient the dosage may be repeated in eight or ten days. ..."

4. Overview of Addiction Treatment Effectiveness by Mim J. Landry (1996)
"dosage Policies for Methadone Maintenance Treatment Programs Within methadone maintenance treatment, research has shown that programs with policies of ..."

5. Therapeutics, Materia Medica, and Pharmacy: Including the Special by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1909)
"Conditions which modify the action of medicines, and therefore affect their dosage, are—age, body-weight, temperament and idiosyncrasy, drug- habits, ..."

6. Psychological Effects of Alcohol: An Experimental Investigation of the by Raymond Dodge, Francis Gano Benedict (1915)
"dosage. Neither in the experimental literature nor in the theoretical discussions is there any uniform standard of alcohol dosage. ..."

7. A Manual of Pharmacology and Its Applications to Therapeutics and Toxicology by Torald Hermann Sollmann (1922)
"SOLID PREPARATIONS These comprise the Powders and the various dosage forms, ... Care must be used in prescribing the dosage forms so as not to make them too ..."

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