Definition of dosage in US English:

dosage

noun

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

    ‘a dosage of 450 milligrams a day’
    ‘there are recommendations about dosage for elderly patients’
    • ‘Elderly patients should be started at lower drug dosages.’
    • ‘Drug dosage recommendations may have to be modified based on estimates of lean body mass.’
    • ‘The suppository dosage form is too strong for small children.’
    • ‘They note that the patients in their study used small dosages of aspirin.’
    • ‘Or you may be able to take a lower dosage of medication.’
    • ‘Doctors routinely access medical databases for drug dosages and interactions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘As with street drugs, the dosage and purity of herbal medicines are unknown.’
    • ‘If possible, quantitative recommendations on dosages and dosing intervals should be made.’
    • ‘Figure 3 shows that the improved control during insulin pump therapy was achieved at a reduced total daily insulin dosage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They also serve as guides for determining the proper dosage of certain drugs.’
    • ‘I have a high dosage of medication so I need to drink always.’
    • ‘The recommended starting dosage is 10 mg once daily.’
    • ‘A few charts had no data on the dosage and frequency of the drugs administered.’
    • ‘Patients continued using their usual maintenance dosage of inhaled corticosteroid treatment throughout the study.’
    • ‘And taking them in combination form can effectively increase dosages of some prescription drugs.’
    • ‘When writing drug names and dosages, sometimes the name letters and dose numbers run together.’
    • ‘The recommended adult dosage is 900 to 1800 mg per day given as three divided doses.’
    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.
      • ‘This method allows irradiation dosages due to low level radiation to be severely underestimated.’
      • ‘The radiation dosage to the general public from released gases was less than the amount of exposure from drinking a cup of coffee.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Gamma and X-Rays above a particular dosage are downright harmful to unprotected organic tissue.’
      • ‘The dosage compensation complex cannot accumulate on the male X chromosome in the mutants.’

Pronunciation

dosage

/ˈdōsij//ˈdoʊsɪdʒ/