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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Physicians should expect to increase the insulin dosage as the pregnancy progresses and insulin resistance increases.’
    • ‘If possible, quantitative recommendations on dosages and dosing intervals should be made.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I have a high dosage of medication so I need to drink always.’
    • ‘They also serve as guides for determining the proper dosage of certain drugs.’
    • ‘As with street drugs, the dosage and purity of herbal medicines are unknown.’
    • ‘The recommended adult dosage is 900 to 1800 mg per day given as three divided doses.’
    • ‘The recommended starting dosage is 10 mg once daily.’
    • ‘When writing drug names and dosages, sometimes the name letters and dose numbers run together.’
    • ‘Or you may be able to take a lower dosage of medication.’
    • ‘Patients continued using their usual maintenance dosage of inhaled corticosteroid treatment throughout the study.’
    • ‘A few charts had no data on the dosage and frequency of the drugs administered.’
    • ‘Doctors routinely access medical databases for drug dosages and interactions.’
    • ‘Elderly patients should be started at lower drug dosages.’
    • ‘Figure 3 shows that the improved control during insulin pump therapy was achieved at a reduced total daily insulin dosage.’
    • ‘The suppository dosage form is too strong for small children.’
    • ‘Drug dosage recommendations may have to be modified based on estimates of lean body mass.’
    • ‘They note that the patients in their study used small dosages of aspirin.’
    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.
      • ‘Moving and holding the C-arm unit during fluoroscopy exposes the surgeon's fingers to high dosages of radiation.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Exposure to large radiation dosages can be lethal, or can lead to cancer and birth defects.’
      • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

dosage

/ˈdoʊsɪdʒ//ˈdōsij/