dosage [doh-sij] ExamplesWord Originnoun
- the administration of medicine in doses.
- the amount of medicine to be given.
- Physics. dose.
- the process of adding a sugar solution to champagne and other sparkling wines before final corking.
Origin of dosage First recorded in 1840–50; dose + -age Related Words for dosage shot, measurement, application, lot, measure, prescription, quantity, dosage, potion, hit, fix, share, dram, nip, slug, fill, draught, spoonful Examples from the Web for dosage Contemporary Examples of dosage
It also warns about reducing the dosage if the patient uses narcotic pain relievers or other opioids or sedatives.
July 27, 2009
Historical Examples of dosage
The dosage, mixed in the coffee he had given them earlier, was a light one.
Have we reduced the mortality of disease by a change in dosage?
Edward Hooker Dewey
This lesson of dosage is one which cannot be learned too thoroughly.
In the practical application of any remedy the dosage is most important.
Charles Bradfield Morrey
The individual reaction to these drugs varies greatly and no rule for dosage can be dogmatically laid down.
Louis Marshall Warfield
British Dictionary definitions for dosage dosage noun
- the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts and at prescribed intervals
- the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses
- another name for dose (def. 3), dose (def. 4)
Word Origin and History for dosage n.
dosage in Medicine dosage [dō′sĭj] n.
- Administration of a therapeutic agent in prescribed amounts.
- Determination of the amount to be so administered.
- The amount so administered.