dosage [doh-sij] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for dosage on noun

  1. the administration of medicine in doses.
  2. the amount of medicine to be given.
  3. Physics. dose.
  4. the process of adding a sugar solution to champagne and other sparkling wines before final corking.

Origin of dosage First recorded in 1840–50; dose + -age Related Words for dosage shot, measurement, application, lot, measure, prescription, quantity, dosage, potion, hit, fix, share, dram, nip, slug, fill, draught, spoonful Examples from the Web for dosage Contemporary Examples of dosage

  • It also warns about reducing the dosage if the patient uses narcotic pain relievers or other opioids or sedatives.

    Defending Jackson’s Doctor

    Gerald Posner

    July 27, 2009

  • Historical Examples of dosage

  • The dosage, mixed in the coffee he had given them earlier, was a light one.

    Pariah Planet

    Murray Leinster

  • Have we reduced the mortality of disease by a change in dosage?

    The No Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

    Edward Hooker Dewey

  • This lesson of dosage is one which cannot be learned too thoroughly.

    Tobacco and Alcohol

    John Fiske

  • In the practical application of any remedy the dosage is most important.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • The individual reaction to these drugs varies greatly and no rule for dosage can be dogmatically laid down.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • British Dictionary definitions for dosage dosage noun

    1. the administration of a drug or agent in prescribed amounts and at prescribed intervals
    2. the optimum therapeutic dose and optimum interval between doses
    3. another name for dose (def. 3), dose (def. 4)

    Word Origin and History for dosage n.

    1867; see dose + -age, perhaps on model of French dosage (1812).

    dosage in Medicine dosage [dō′sĭj] n.

    1. Administration of a therapeutic agent in prescribed amounts.
    2. Determination of the amount to be so administered.
    3. The amount so administered.
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