booster dose

noun

Medical Definition of booster dose 

: a supplementary dose of a therapeutic agent designed to increase the effectiveness of one or more previously administered doses When possible, the drug [prednisone] was administered every other day, with booster doses during hemolytic crises. — Russell E. Ware et al., The New England Journal of Medicine,, 3 Oct. 1991 especially : booster shot … vaccines may have to receive a booster dose every five years after the original series. — Marsha F. Goldsmith, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 1 June 1984

Learn More about booster dose

Share booster dose

Dictionary Entries near booster dose

book lung

Boophilus

booster

booster dose

booster shot

boracic acid

borate

Comments on booster dose

What made you want to look up booster dose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the figure or shape of a crescent moon

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!