Definition of dosage
1a : the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured doseb : the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent
2a : dose 2b (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
Recent Examples of dosage from the Web
The death cap contains a toxic agent and as little as one mushroom can carry a fatal dosage.
Experts have come to no firm conclusion about the health effects or the amount of radiation released, though government scientists have said the maximum individual dosage was not enough to cause health problems.
Mr. Seiff, an 84-year-old lawyer, is among those plaintiffs arguing that doctors should have the right to prescribe a fatal dosage of medication, in most cases barbiturates, to mentally competent terminally ill people.
Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages.
Dosage control is very difficult under battlefield conditions.
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First Known Use of dosage
DOSAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dosage for English Language Learners
: the amount of a medicine, drug, or vitamin that should be taken at one time or regularly during a period of time
Medical Definition of dosage
1a: the addition of an ingredient or the application of an agent in a measured doseb: the presence and relative representation or strength of a factor or agent (as a gene)
2a: dose 1b (1): the giving of a dose (2): regulation or determination of doses
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