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

Particular uses in this context include:

  • Dose (biochemistry), the quantity of something that may be eaten by or administered to an organism, or that an organism may be exposed to
    • Overdose, intaking more than your required dose.
  • Absorbed dose, an amount of radiation received
  • Defined daily dose, a World Health Organization statistical measure of drug consumption
  • Dosage form, a mixture of active and inactive components used to administer a medication
  • Dose profile, taken by a radiation detector in order to characterise the radiation beams from medical linear accelerators
  • Dosing, the process of administering a measured amount of a medicine or chemical to an inanimate object or non-human animal
  • Effective dose (pharmacology), the amount of a substance required to produce an effect on a predefined percentage of a population
  • 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
  • Median lethal dose, is the dose of a toxic substance or radiation required to kill half the members of a tested population after a specified test duration
  • 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

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Low Level Laser Therapy - Mechanism
... may reduce pain related to inflammation by lowering, in a dose-dependent manner, levels of prostaglandin E2, prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2, interleukin 1-beta, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, the cellular ... The appropriate dose appears to be between 0.3 and 19 joules per square centimetre ... the ideal wavelengths, durations of treatment, dose and location of treatment (specifically whether LLLT is more appropriately used over nerves versus ...
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 bottling ...
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 ...
... The computed tomography dose index (CTDI) is a commonly used radiation exposure index in X-ray computed tomography and is reported by the CT manufacturers to scan personnel for each exam ... be used in conjunction 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word dose:

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

    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)