dosage

noun
dos·age | \ˈdō-sij \

Definition of dosage 

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose

b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent

2a : dose sense 2

b(1) : the giving of a dose

(2) : regulation or determination of doses

3 : an exposure to some experience in or as if in measured portions

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The dosage depends on the concentration in the bottle and product. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Six things you might be asking about hemp," 13 July 2018 The treatment plan includes rigorous water sampling to allow adjustments for dosage levels for subsequent applications planned for later this summer. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 10 July 2018 If a slight chlorine odor is not detectable, repeat the dosage and let stand for 15 minutes more. sandiegouniontribune.com, "Here's what you should buy for your home should disaster strike," 8 July 2018 Justice Department attorneys wrote in a recent court filing, noting that if the youth has a sponsor, that person is notified of any new medications or dosage changes. Molly Hennessy-fiske, latimes.com, "Lawsuit alleges improper medication of migrant children in federal shelters," 21 June 2018 Particularly because microdosing is both highly unresearched and incredibly imprecise, and therefore prone to all kinds of dosage mix-ups and unintended trips. Simone Kitchens, The Cut, "Microdosing’s Micromoment," 3 May 2018 The new rules won't apply to hospice patients or those with terminal conditions, patients in inpatient settings or patients already being treated for chronic pain unless their dosages increase. Jackie Borchardt, cleveland.com, "Gov. John Kasich proposes new opioid rules for chronic pain patients," 2 May 2018 Louisiana has implemented several measures to reduce the number of opioid prescriptions and dosage amounts handed out in the state. Maria Clark, NOLA.com, "Louisiana gets $8 million in federal funding to fight opioid crisis," 19 Apr. 2018 The World Health Organization’s dosage guidelines for two leading tuberculosis medications may be far too low for patients with H.I.V., allowing them to remain contagious for longer than necessary, a new study has found. Emily Baumgaertner, New York Times, "TB Treatment May Leave Some Patients Contagious," 6 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of dosage

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of dosage was circa 1867

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dosage

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dosage

: the amount of a medicine, drug, or vitamin that should be taken at one time or regularly during a period of time

dosage

noun
dos·age | \ˈdō-sij \

Medical Definition of dosage 

1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured dose

b : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)

2a : dose sense 1

b(1) : the giving of a dose

(2) : regulation or determination of doses

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