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 This is the same dosage that is authorized for people 12 and older who weigh at least 88 pounds. Amanda Sealy, CNN, 9 Mar. 2022 Studies on a three-shot regimen continue, which Pfizer ultimately expects will be the most effective dosage for the youngest age group. Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, 11 Feb. 2022 The Pfizer booster shot is the exact same dosage as the first two shots. NBC News, 3 Jan. 2022 The main difference between the vaccine available for this age group is the dosage, Frenck said. Brook Endale, The Enquirer, 28 Oct. 2021 An additional dose of Moderna, for example, is the same dosage as the first two doses. Colleen Murphy, Health.com, 27 Oct. 2021 The booster shot is half the dosage of the first two doses, to be given at least six months after the second dose. Francesca Fontana, WSJ, 15 Oct. 2021 The main thing that may be different about the booster shots is the dosage and the potential for new supply. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Aug. 2021 The dosage for this age group is one-quarter of that currently approved for adults. Alice Park, Time, 23 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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21 May 2022

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“Dosage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosage. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for dosage

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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