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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.
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n dosificación f
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The white man went down the line, dosing each man with medicine.
Each subject consumed a standard meal two hours prior to dosing. Subjects receiving the twice-nightly IR sodium oxybate, were administered the second dose 4 hours after the first dose.
Children should no longer be prescribed liquid medications that use teaspoon or tablespoon measurements but should get their liquid medications in syringes using metric-based dosing, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs said in a policy statement.
no active acne lesions, and then for another three to four months to limit recurrence.2,3,5 This approach tends to result in a shorter duration of ISO treatment than with most cumulative dosing regimens, while maximizing patient outcomes and minimizing adverse reactions.
At steady state, which was achieved at both dose levels by the sixth day of treatment, both the maximum CK-2017357 plasma concentration (Cmax) and the area under the CK-2017357 plasma concentration versus time curve from dosing until 24 hours after dosing (AUC24h) were generally dose proportional and exhibited only modest accumulation compared to the values measured after the first dose.
In the United States, every clinical trial involving these agents has switched to a 40-mg dexamethasone dose once per week as opposed to more frequent dosing, which produces a higher cumulative dose.
The primary objective of the trial is to determine the Maximum Tolerated Dose (MTD), Dose-Limiting Toxicity (DLT), recommended dose and dosing schedule and safety profile of REOLYSIN(R) when administered in combination with carboplatin and paclitaxel.
Additional reports soon followed, citing dosing differences as the likely reason for P.
Dosing an adult animal similarly would not have provoked these effects of fetal origin.