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 Because the immune systems in children and adolescents are different from adults, vaccines must be tested in younger age groups to ensure correct dosage. Julie Washington, cleveland, "If Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are for people 16 and older, what does that mean for children? What about minors with pre-existing conditions?," 23 Feb. 2021 Disappointed doctors have instead performed familiar parts, claiming that the dosage must have been too low or that the treatment must have been started at the wrong time. Benjamin Mazer, Wired, "Stop Ignoring the Evidence on Covid-19 Treatments," 25 Jan. 2021 The Monday announcement claimed that partial results from larger studies showed AstraZeneca's vaccine had an average 70% effectiveness based on evidence that one dosage amount was roughly 90% effective and another was 62% effective. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine study questioned after manufacturing error," 27 Nov. 2020 Most supplements for thyroid health come in capsules with a dosage of one or two capsules twice a day. Ana Sanchez, chicagotribune.com, "The best thyroid health supplement," 12 Dec. 2020 That means around 196,000 people have been at least partially vaccinated, with 28,000 of those getting the full dosage. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Coronavirus cases falling in Alabama, but vaccinations still slow: Week in review," 23 Jan. 2021 The assessment is based on dosage levels for the Pfizer-BioNtech and Moderna vaccines, which each require two doses for efficacy. Los Angeles Times, "California is running critically low on COVID-19 vaccines as people vie for shots," 21 Jan. 2021 And all have administered significantly smaller dosage counts than Texas. Laura Furr Mericas, Chron, "Just how impressive is the vaccine rollout in Texas?," 16 Jan. 2021 According to one person familiar with the Trump administration’s decision-making, the administration isn’t supporting any change to the vaccine dosage levels or administering schedules. Joseph De Avila, WSJ, "New York Moves to Accelerate Covid-19 Vaccinations," 4 Jan. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dosage. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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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 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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