Definition of microdose in US English:



  • A dose of as little as one milligram of a drug that is intended to produce a beneficial result while avoiding undesirable side effects.

    • ‘When you drink a liter of water containing hydrosols over the course of a day, you are taking multiple microdoses of your ‘remedy.’’
    • ‘The Nature team immediately deemed that there is no evidence that the microdoses have biological action.’
    • ‘Nor was he asked about the 90 percent of cycling's doping methods that remain undetectable - synthetic hemoglobins, growth hormones, designer Nandrolone, EPO in daily microdoses, insulin, renal receptor activators.’
    • ‘It is quite amazing that such microdoses of a potentised homeopathic drug which is produced by the dilution and succession of the toxic substance itself were capable of bringing about such spectacular enzymatic alterations in mice treated with a toxic dose of arsenic oxide.’
    • ‘In so doing, Kent acknowledged the aspect of the body-mind that enables it to react curatively to microdoses of correctly chosen substances.’
    • ‘That is the advantage of enlisting bacteria to provide protection to plants' roots at the cellular level, serving as factories to apply microdoses of fungicide where they count the most.’
    • ‘A simple idea became a basis of this principle - the whole amount of precursors mixture must be stored cool, only their microdoses can be introduced into evaporator.’