What is dose?

  • (verb): Treat with an agent; add (an agent) to.
    Example: "The ray dosed the paint"
    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:

... 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 ... CTDI can 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 ...
Low Level Laser Therapy - Mechanism
... reduce pain related to inflammation by lowering, in a dose-dependent manner, levels of prostaglandin E2, prostaglandin-endoperoxide synthase 2, interleukin 1-beta ... The appropriate dose appears to be between 0.3 and 19 joules per square centimetre ... wavelengths, durations of treatment, dose and location of treatment (specifically whether LLLT is more appropriately used over nerves versus joints) ...
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 Dosage Index, a ...
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 ...

More definitions of "dose":

  • (verb): Administer a drug to.
    Synonyms: drug
  • (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:

    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)