What is dose?

  • (verb): Administer a drug to.
    Synonyms: drug
    See also — Additional definitions below


Dose means quantity in the fields of nutrition, medicine, and toxicology. Dosage is a synonym for the term dose.

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Some articles on dose:

Low Level Laser Therapy - Mechanism
... related to inflammation by lowering, in a dose-dependent manner, levels of prostaglandin E2, prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2, interleukin 1-beta, tumor ... The appropriate dose appears to be between 0.3 and 19 joules per square centimetre ... determine the ideal wavelengths, durations of treatment, dose and location of treatment (specifically whether LLLT is more appropriately used over nerves versus joints) ...
Self-administration - Technique - Dose-Response Relationship
... A dilute dose of cocaine will be administered intravenously at a faster rate than a concentrated dose of cocaine ...
Dose - Other Uses
... Dose or Dosage may also refer to A measured quantity of sugar, wine, and sometimes brandy added in the final step in sparkling wine production before ...
... The computed tomography dose index (CTDI) is a commonly used radiation exposure index in X-ray computed tomography and is reported by the CT ... with patient size to determine the absorbed dose ... The CTDI and absorbed dose may differ by more than a factor of two for small patients such as children ...
Camurus - Pharmaceuticals - DIO-901- Nocturnal Hypoglycemia
... DIO-901 (a very low dose glucagon) is in development for the prevention of nocturnal hypoglycemia in diabetes ... The Phase 1 program demonstrated dose dependent increases in plasma glucagon and blood glucose, hypoglycemia was delayed or averted and very low dose glucagon was safe and ...

More definitions of "dose":

  • (verb): Treat with an agent; add (an agent) to.
    Example: "The ray dosed the paint"
  • (noun): A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  • (noun): The quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time.
    Synonyms: dosage

Famous quotes containing the word dose:

    When a mother quarrels with a daughter, she has a double dose of unhappiness—hers from the conflict, and empathy with her daughter’s from the conflict with her. Throughout her life a mother retains this special need to maintain a good relationship with her daughter.
    Terri Apter (20th century)

    Whipping and abuse are like laudanum: you have to double the dose as the sensibilities decline.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896)