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a. A specified quantity of a therapeutic agent, such as medicine, prescribed to be taken at one time or at stated intervals.
b. The amount of radiation administered as therapy to a given site.
2. An ingredient added, especially to wine, to impart flavor or strength.
3. An amount, especially of something unpleasant, to which one is subjected: a dose of hard luck.
4. Slang A venereal infection.
tr.v. dosed, dos·ing, dos·es
1. To give (someone) a dose, as of medicine.
2. To give or prescribe (medicine) in specified amounts.

[French, from Late Latin dosis, from Greek, something given, from didonai, to give; see dō- in Indo-European roots.]

dos′er n.


n dosificación f
References in classic literature ?
The white man went down the line, dosing each man with medicine.
Hopefully experts will look closely at the dosing issue, and the possibility of testing one or more doses above 200 mg.
Over the course of the experiment, mice weighed on average about 42 g, resulting in a dosing rate per unit body weight of approximately 0.
Numerous trials have suggested that the different types of altered fractionation have advantages over conventional once-daily dosing.
Didanosine was initially approved for twice a day dosing, but since October 1999 once a day dosing is available.
What is needed to implement a program of minimal effective [drug] dosing is, essentially, a change of attitude [by clinicians] and a willingness to monitor patients more closely," Hogarty asserts.
Interstudy differences in animal strain, diet, dosing regimens, and even housing conditions were all offered as possible explanations for the discrepancy.