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Dose means quantity in the following fields:

In nutrition, medicine, and toxicology:

  • Dose (biochemistry), the quantity of something that may be eaten by or administered to an organism, or that an organism may be exposed to

In medicine and toxicology:

  • Absorbed dose, an amount of radiation received
  • Dosing, the process of administering a measured amount of a medicine or chemical to an inanimate object or non-human animal
  • Effective dose, the smallest amount of a substance required to produce a measurable effect on a living organism
  • Equivalent dose, a measure of radiation dosage to tissue
  • Maximum tolerated dose, the highest dose of a radiological or pharmacological treatment that will produce the desired effect without unacceptable toxicity.
  • Optimal Biological Dose, the quantity of a radiological or pharmacological treatment that will produce the desired effect with acceptable toxicity.
  • Reference dose, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's maximum acceptable oral dose of a toxic substance

Dose may also refer to:

Dosage is a synonym for the biochemical term dose, but it can also refer to:

  • A measured quantity of sugar, wine, and sometimes brandy added in the final step in sparkling wine production before bottling
  • Dosage (album), the fourth studio album by the band Collective Soul
  • Dosage Index, a mathematical figure used by breeders of race horses to quantify a horse's ability, or inability, to negotiate the various distances at which horse races are run


Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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Contents

English

Etymology

From Greek δόσις dosis “a portion prescribed”, lit. “a giving”, used by Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from δίδοναι didonai “to give”.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
dose

Plural
doses

dose (plural doses)

  1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
  2. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to dose

Third person singular
doses

Simple past
dosed

Past participle
dosed

Present participle
dosing

to dose (third-person singular simple present doses, present participle dosing, simple past and past participle dosed)

  1. To administer a dose
  2. To prescribe a dose

Anagrams


French

Pronunciation

Noun

dose

  1. proportion

Italian

Noun

dose f. (plural dosi)

  1. dose
  2. quantity, amount, measure

Derived terms








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