Dose

Dose means quantity in the following fields:

In nutrition, medicine, and toxicology:

  • Dose (biochemistry), the quantity of something that may be eaten by or administered to an organism, or that an organism may be exposed to

Medicine and toxicology

  • Absorbed dose, an amount of radiation received
  • 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
  • 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
  • Defined daily dose, a World Health Organization statistical measure of drug consumption
  • Effective dose, the smallest amount of a substance required to produce a measurable effect on a living organism
  • 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
  • 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

Dose may also refer to:

  • 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
  • Gerd Dose (1942–2010), professor of English literature and culture at the University of Hamburg from 1985 to 2007

Dosage is a synonym for the biochemical term dose, but it can also refer to:

  • A measured quantity of sugar, wine, and sometimes brandy added in the final step in sparkling wine production before bottling
  • Dosage (album), the fourth studio album by the band Collective Soul
  • Dosage Index, a mathematical figure used by breeders of race horses to quantify a horse's ability

See also

  • Double Dose (disambiguation)

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  • dose — dose …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • dosé — dosé …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • dose — [ doz ] n. f. • 1462; doise XIIIe; lat. médiév. dosis, mot gr. « action de donner » 1 ♦ Quantité d un médicament qui doit être administrée en une fois. ⇒ mesure, posologie, quantité. Mesurer la dose avec un compte gouttes, avec une cuillère. Dose …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Döse — Stadt Cuxhaven Koordinaten: 5 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • dose — DOSE. s. fém. Certaine quantité de chacune des drogues qui entrent dans la composition d un remède. On ne sauroit bien composer un remède, si on n en sait la dose. Prescrire la dose. f♛/b] On le dit aussi De diverses autres choses par extension.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Dose — (d[=o]s), n. [F. dose, Gr. do sis a giving, a dose, fr. dido nai to give; akin to L. dare to give. See {Date} point of time.] 1. The quantity of medicine given, or prescribed to be taken, at one time. [1913 Webster] 2. A sufficient quantity; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dose — Dose, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dosed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {dosing}.] [Cf. F. doser. See {Dose}, n.] 1. To proportion properly (a medicine), with reference to the patient or the disease; to form into suitable doses. [1913 Webster] 2. To give doses to; to …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dose — Sf std. (14. Jh., Standard 17. Jh.) Nicht etymologisierbar. Ein ursprünglich niederdeutsches Wort unklarer Herkunft. Vermutet wird eine Entlehnung aus gr. dósis Gabe über ml. dosis unter der Annahme, daß Arzneigaben in einer Kapsel verabreicht… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • dose — |ó| s. f. 1. Quantidade determinada de cada ingrediente de uma preparação. 2. Porção de medicamento que se deve tomar de cada vez. 3. Quantidade, porção; ração. 4. dose de cavalo: a que é bem servida, em grande quantidade. 5. meia dose: (em… …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • dose — DOSE. s. f. Certaine quantité de drogue, ou de medicament pour un malade. Augmenter, diminuer la dose. On dit aussi, Augmenter, ou diminuer la dose dans les choses ordinaires de la vie, comme Le boire & le manger. Nous n avions guere à manger, il …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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