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

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In medicine, dosages are prescribed based on men’s bodies, which has led to dangerous side effects for women. Melanie Hamlett, Glamour, "Men Rigged a World Built for Them and Called It ‘Neutral’—Women Call Bullshit," 7 May 2019 The Food and Drug Administration plans new steps to combat the abuse of opioid painkillers, ranging from new dosage forms to small-quantity packaging and new research requirements on drugmakers. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "FDA Plans Multifaceted Response to Opioid-Abuse Epidemic," 26 Feb. 2019 Mount Carmel said all the patients were near death but the dosages were significantly larger than necessary to provide comfort. Kantele Franko, The Seattle Times, "Hospital: ‘Poor decisions’ by staff giving outsize pain meds," 23 Jan. 2019 In addition, the ADA, which represents about 161,000 dentists, supports mandatory continuing education in prescribing narcotics, limits on dosages, and the use of prescription drug monitoring programs. Mari A. Schaefer, Philly.com, "Dentists urged to limit opioid prescriptions to prevent addiction," 27 Mar. 2018 When a preferred drug is hard to come by, doctors can turn to less-effective—potentially more-expensive—drugs, as well as delay treatment or cut back on dosages. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "When supplies of drugs run low, drug prices mysteriously rise, data shows," 24 Sep. 2018 Diana Dodson, who has had HIV since 1991, testified May 16 that vaping is 50 percent less effective than smoking and that smoking allows her to get the proper dosage. Washington Post, "Florida ban on smokable medical pot ruled unconstitutional," 25 May 2018 What remains unknown — and will require more research — is whether effects of taking such ibuprofen dosages over a longer period, as elite athletes often to, can be reversed, Jégou told the network. Josh Hafner, USA TODAY, "Ibuprofen use linked to male infertility, study finds," 9 Jan. 2018 The chronic conditions, supplemental information, dosages. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "Olympia," 20 Nov. 2017

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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

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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