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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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 Prescriptions for dosages of 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day or more, which carry the highest addiction risk, declined by 16 percent last year, according to the report. Ginger Christ, cleveland.com, "Could universal healthcare work in the U.S.? Panel discussion is Wednesday," 20 Apr. 2018 Prescriptions for dosages of 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day or more, which carry the highest addiction risk, declined by 16 percent last year, according to the report. NBC News, "Number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers drops dramatically in U.S.," 20 Apr. 2018 Prescriptions for dosages of 90 morphine milligram equivalents per day or more, which carry the highest addiction risk, declined by 16 percent last year, according to the report. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Americans are filling far fewer opioid prescriptions, new data shows," 19 Apr. 2018 Afterward, Smith upped the woman's dosage of Clonazepam, a powerful sedative and popular recreation drug, without giving her an exam, court records show. Joe Marusak, charlotteobserver, "Doctor gave patients drugs for sex. Now he's in trucking school to pay the bills.," 1 June 2018 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

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First Known Use of dosage

circa 1867, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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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