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un·​der·​dose -ˈdōs How to pronounce underdose (audio)
underdosed; underdosing

intransitive verb

: to take or administer an insufficient dose
noncompliant patients may tend to underdose

transitive verb

: to administer an insufficient dose of or to
antidepressants were underdosed in the study group of elderly patients
a tendency to underdose some patients


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un·​der·​dose -ˌdōs How to pronounce underdose (audio)
: an insufficient dose
received an underdose of radiation for chest cancer

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“Underdose.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/underdose. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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