Dosage

Dos"age

(ds"j), n. [Cf. F. dosage. See Dose, v.] 1. (Med.) The administration of medicine in doses; specif., a scheme or system of grading doses of medicine according to age, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. The process of adding some ingredient, as to wine, to give flavor, character, or strength.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. same as dose{1}; as, 200 mg q.i.d. [wns=1]
[PJC]

4. the quantity of a medicine or other substance given to an animal, expressed as a quantity per body weight; as, use a dosage of 10 milligrams per kilogram
[PJC]

5. the quantity of radiation given to or absorbed by an object; as, a maximum dosage of 1 mrad per day is allowed. [wns=1]
Syn. -- dose.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

 

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