Definition of dosage in English:



  • 1The size or frequency of a dose of a medicine or drug.

    ‘a dosage of 450 milligrams a day’
    [mass noun] ‘there are recommendations about dosage in elderly patients’
    • ‘The recommended adult dosage is 900 to 1800 mg per day given as three divided doses.’
    • ‘I have a high dosage of medication so I need to drink always.’
    • ‘Figure 3 shows that the improved control during insulin pump therapy was achieved at a reduced total daily insulin dosage.’
    • ‘They note that the patients in their study used small dosages of aspirin.’
    • ‘Doctors routinely access medical databases for drug dosages and interactions.’
    • ‘As with street drugs, the dosage and purity of herbal medicines are unknown.’
    • ‘Physicians should expect to increase the insulin dosage as the pregnancy progresses and insulin resistance increases.’
    • ‘The recommended adult dosage is 1 mg taken orally twice daily with or without food.’
    • ‘Patients continued using their usual maintenance dosage of inhaled corticosteroid treatment throughout the study.’
    • ‘The suppository dosage form is too strong for small children.’
    • ‘A few charts had no data on the dosage and frequency of the drugs administered.’
    • ‘When writing drug names and dosages, sometimes the name letters and dose numbers run together.’
    • ‘The recommended starting dosage is 10 mg once daily.’
    • ‘Drug dosage recommendations may have to be modified based on estimates of lean body mass.’
    • ‘Or you may be able to take a lower dosage of medication.’
    • ‘If possible, quantitative recommendations on dosages and dosing intervals should be made.’
    • ‘Elderly patients should be started at lower drug dosages.’
    • ‘And taking them in combination form can effectively increase dosages of some prescription drugs.’
    • ‘Most over-the-counter and prescription drugs list different dosages based on the size of a child or warn not to use the medicine with children.’
    • ‘They also serve as guides for determining the proper dosage of certain drugs.’
    amount, number, total, aggregate, sum, quota, group, size, mass, weight, volume, bulk, load, consignment, expanse, extent, length, area
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    1. 1.1A level of exposure to or absorption of ionizing radiation.
      • ‘The radiation dosage to the general public from released gases was less than the amount of exposure from drinking a cup of coffee.’
      • ‘This method allows irradiation dosages due to low level radiation to be severely underestimated.’
      • ‘The dosage compensation complex cannot accumulate on the male X chromosome in the mutants.’
      • ‘Gamma and X-Rays above a particular dosage are downright harmful to unprotected organic tissue.’
      • ‘Moving and holding the C-arm unit during fluoroscopy exposes the surgeon's fingers to high dosages of radiation.’
      • ‘Exposure to large radiation dosages can be lethal, or can lead to cancer and birth defects.’
      • ‘The board said that the substance emits very low dosage of radiation, which falls within legal limits.’