dosage

noun
dos·​age | \ ˈdō-sij How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

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

Examples of dosage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mukantagara increased her morphine dosage on the spot. CBS News, "Rwanda makes its own morphine while U.S. awash with opioids," 26 Dec. 2019 Jordan Yates, Powhatan’s activities coordinator, said the facility has a geriatric psychiatrist who talks to residents and adjusts their medication dosages. Lauren Lumpkin, The Denver Post, "With virtual reality, woman helps nursing-home residents see the world without leaving home," 27 Oct. 2019 However, the authors cautioned that there was significant heterogeneity across the studies, in terms of both variables like the dosages used and the size of the results. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "8 Things You Should Know If You Get Recurrent UTIs," 8 Nov. 2019 However, the the research is far from the level of FDA approval, and in those early studies, the dosage of CBD needed to treat the symptoms is much higher than what's available at dispensaries or online. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, "Everyone is asking Google about CBD. But does it actually work?," 23 Oct. 2019 Initially, the company worried about a potential side effect — brain swelling — and limited the dosage of the drug. Matthew Herper, STAT, "In shocking reversal, Biogen to submit experimental Alzheimer’s drug for approval," 22 Oct. 2019 On Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services released guidelines for physicians on how to safely taper opioid doses for chronic pain patients and cautioned against abruptly ending or cutting down dosages. Fox News, "Honest obit calls for more opioid addiction help for struggling moms," 11 Oct. 2019 The accompanying app means that dosage and vaping temperature can be controlled from your smartphone. The Economist, "Hippie Inc: how the counterculture went corporate," 29 Nov. 2019 The dosage of his cholesterol-lowering drug had been increased, the White House reported. Author: Felicia Sonmez, Lenny Bernstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Trump is ‘healthy as can be,’ White House press secretary says after doctor visit," 18 Nov. 2019

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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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31 Dec 2019

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“Dosage.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosage. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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dosage

noun
How to pronounce dosage (audio)

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 How to pronounce dosage (audio) \

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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