verb (dos, ing)
- A measured portion of medicine taken at any one time.
- The quantity of an agent (not always active) substance or radiation) administered at any one time.
Etymology: :From dosis "a portion prescribed", lit. "a giving", used by w:Galen, Galen and other Greek physicians to mean an amount of medicine, from didonai "to give".
- To administer a dose
- To prescribe a dose
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