titration

noun
ti·tra·tion | \tī-ˈtrā-shən \

Definition of titration 

: a method or process of determining the concentration of a dissolved substance in terms of the smallest amount of reagent of known concentration required to bring about a given effect in reaction with a known volume of the test solution

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While doctors consider a patient’s weight in some cases, weight is generally subsumed into larger considerations of therapeutic index and titration when determining the right dose for a patient. Richard Klasco, New York Times, "Should Doctors Consider Body Size When Prescribing Drugs?," 8 June 2018 And that precocious teenager who conducted brain cancer research, explored a cadaver and joyously completed her first successful titration (Google it) at UAB's summer programs for high-schoolers. Roy S. Johnson, AL.com, "Scientist who grew from Fairfield plants seeds, aspires to nurture others beyond STEM," 31 May 2017 Feeding yourself before exercising is an act of titration. Chelsea Peng, Marie Claire, "10 Fitness Experts on What They *Really* Eat Pre- and Post-Workout," 7 Apr. 2017

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circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of titration was circa 1859

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titration

noun
ti·tra·tion | \tī-ˈtrā-shən \

Medical Definition of titration 

: a method or the process of determining the concentration of a dissolved substance in terms of the smallest amount of a reagent of known concentration required to bring about a given effect in reaction with a known volume of the test solution especially : the analytical process of successively adding from a burette measured amounts of a reagent to a known volume of a sample in solution or a known weight of a sample until a desired end point (as a color change) is reached

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