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dose

Pronunciation: dos

Definition:

  1. The quantity of a drug or other remedy to be taken or applied all at one time or in fractional amounts within a given period.
  2. nuclear medicine amount of energy absorbed per unit mass of irradiated material (absorbed dose).

[G. dosis, a giving]

See Also: dosage3

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