Definition of Dose

1. Noun. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.

2. Verb. Treat with an agent; add (an agent) to. "The ray dosed the paint"
Generic synonyms: Process, Treat
Derivative terms: Dosage

3. Noun. The quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time.
Exact synonyms: Dosage
Generic synonyms: Indefinite Quantity

4. Verb. Administer a drug to. "They drugged the kidnapped tourist"
Exact synonyms: Drug
Category relationships: Medicine, Practice Of Medicine
Specialized synonyms: Anaesthetise, Anaesthetize, Anesthetise, Anesthetize, Put Out, Put Under, Dope, Dope Up, O.d., Overdose, Narcotise, Narcotize, Poison
Generic synonyms: Medicate, Medicine
Derivative terms: Dosage, Drug, Drugging

5. Noun. A communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact.

6. Noun. Street name for lysergic acid diethylamide.

Definition of Dose

1. n. The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time.

2. v. t. To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses.

Definition of Dose

1. Noun. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time. ¹

2. Noun. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time. ¹

3. Noun. A venereal infection. ¹

4. Verb. to administer a dose ¹

5. Verb. to prescribe a dose ¹

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Definition of Dose

1. to give a specified quantity of medicine to [v DOSED, DOSING, DOSES]

Medical Definition of Dose

1. 1. A quantity to be administered at one time, such as a specified amount of medication. 2. A general term denoting the quantity of radiation or energy absorbed. For special purposes it must be appropriately qualified. If unqualified, it refers to absorbed dose. Unit of absorbed dose is the rad. The SI unit is the gray (1 Gy = 1 J kg-1 = 100 R). Origin: Gr. Dosis = a giving (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dose

dos and don'ts
dosage compensation
dosage effect
dosage forms
dosage schedule
dose (current term)
dose-effect curve
dose-response curve
dose-response relationship
dose fractionation
dose intensity
dose rate

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