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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’
amount, number, total, aggregate, sum, quota, group, size, mass, weight, volume, bulk, load, consignment, expanse, extent, length, areaView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- 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.’
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