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
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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Symptoms are usually more severe as your dosage increases. Kimberly Truong, SELF, "11 Side Effects of Antipsychotics You Should Know About," 7 Dec. 2018 First off, Hiram seems to be running the show here too: Betty sees him show up to exchange some mysterious envelopes with Sister Woodhouse, the nun overseeing the patients’ fizzle rock dosage. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Betty's In Serious Trouble on This Week's Riverdale," 6 Dec. 2018 In an interview, Pirner also suggested the drug could be helpful in some settings where doctors are attempting to reduce opioid dosages. Lev Facher, STAT, "In a first, FDA approves drug meant to mitigate symptoms of opioid withdrawal," 16 May 2018 In addition, the dosage and type of hormones administered were unknown. Avichai Scher /, NBC News, "Study finds health risks for transgender women on hormone therapy," 9 July 2018 Quadriphasic pills deliver four different hormonal dosages. SELF, "Here’s Exactly How to Find the Best Birth Control Pill for You," 14 Sep. 2018 But doctors prescribed him an even higher dosage after his hospital stay. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kanye West: "I Was Addicted to Opioids" After Liposuction Surgery," 2 May 2018 While these substances are typically used in very small dosages, the 1958 Delaney Clause of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires the agency to ban any food additive shown to cause cancer in animals or humans. Bartie Scott, Teen Vogue, "FDA Bans Certain Chemicals Often Used to Create Citrus, Mint, and Cinnamon Flavors in Things Like Ice Cream," 9 Oct. 2018 The spread pricing for a 60 mg dosage of duloxetine during the first nine months of 2017 totaled $6.3 million. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Why CVS Loves ObamaCare," 29 May 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)
b(1) : the giving of a dose
(2) : regulation or determination of doses

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