Definition of dosage in English:

dosage

noun

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

Pronunciation:

dosage

/ˈdəʊsɪdʒ/