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dose meaning

EN[dəʊs] [doʊs] [-əʊs]
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  • Dose means quantity in the fields of nutrition, medicine, and toxicology. Dosage is the rate of application of a dose but in common parlance it is used as a synonym for the term dose.
  • Particular uses in this context include:
  • Dose (biochemistry), the quantity of something that may be eaten by or administered to an organism, or that an organism may be exposed to
  • Overdose, intaking more than your required dose.
  • Absorbed dose, an amount of radiation received
  • Defined daily dose, a World Health Organization statistical measure of drug consumption
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    Definition of dose in English Dictionary

  • NounPLdosesSUF-ose
    1. A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
      1. The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation administered at any one time.
        1. Manganism has been known about since the 19th century, when miners exposed to ores containing manganese [ …] began to totter, slur their speech and behave like someone inebriated. The poisoning was irreversible, and soon ended in psychosis and death. Nowadays workers are exposed to far lower doses and manganism is rare.
      2. A venereal infection.
      3. VerbSGdosesPRdosingPT, PPdosed
        1. to administer a dose.
          1. to prescribe a dose.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Also, overtreated patients become more insulin-resistant, and this gradually reverses as insulin doses are reduced.
              • The longitudinal serological and ELISA data were analyzed using a linear mixed model (assuming compound symmetry) with the unadjuvanted (30-) dose a reference and time as a continuous variable.
              • That should have been that, but Hart caught a dose of the Hennessey wobbles and spilled Adlene Guedioura's long-range shot.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Doses of intracameral cefuroxime lower than recommended for POE prophylaxis can also result from dilution errors with unlicensed formulations [ 13 ].
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • Consequently, the quadratic interactions mechanism predicts that the fraction of DSBs which remain unrejoined at a given time after irradiation should decrease with increasing radiation dose.
              • Of particular note, although ketamine is normally considered a locomotor stimulant at subanesthetic doses, we have found locomotor depressant effects at very low subanesthetic doses.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
              • Verbs
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              Meaning of dose for the defined word.

              Grammatically, this word "dose" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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