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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
- Dosage form, a mixture of active and inactive components used to administer a medication
- Dose profile, taken by a radiation detector in order to characterise the radiation beams from medical linear accelerators
- Dosing, the process of administering a measured amount of a medicine or chemical to an inanimate object or non-human animal
- Effective dose (pharmacology), the amount of a substance required to produce an effect on a predefined percentage of a population
- Equivalent dose, a measure of radiation dosage to tissue
- Maximum tolerated dose, the highest dose of a radiological or pharmacological treatment that will produce the desired effect without unacceptable toxicity
- Median lethal dose, is the dose of a toxic substance or radiation required to kill half the members of a tested population after a specified test duration
- Optimal Biological Dose, the quantity of a radiological or pharmacological treatment that will produce the desired effect with acceptable toxicity
- Reference dose, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's maximum acceptable oral dose of a toxic substance
Media and Music
- Dose (album), a 1998 album by the jam band Gov't Mule
- Dose (magazine), a free daily Canadian magazine
- "Dose" (song), a song by the band Filter
- Dosage (album), the fourth studio album by the band Collective Soul
- Gerd Dose (1942–2010), professor of English literature and culture at the University of Hamburg from 1985 to 2007
Dose or Dosage may also refer to:
- A measured quantity of sugar, wine, and sometimes brandy added in the final step in sparkling wine production before bottling
- Dosage Index, a mathematical figure used by breeders of race horses to quantify a horse's ability
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