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dose

 [dōs]
the quantity to be administered at one time, as a specified amount of medication or a given quantity of radiation.
absorbed dose that amount of energy from ionizing radiations absorbed per unit mass of matter, expressed in rads.
air dose the intensity of an x-ray or gamma-ray beam in air, expressed in roentgens.
booster dose an amount of immunogen (vaccine, toxoid, or other antigen preparation), usually smaller than the original amount, injected at an appropriate interval after primary immunization to sustain the immune response to that immunogen.
curative dose (CD) a dose that is sufficient to restore normal health. See also median curative dose.
divided dose fractionated dose.
effective dose (ED) that quantity of a drug that will produce the effects for which it is administered. See also median effective dose.
erythema dose that amount of radiation that, when applied to the skin, causes erythema (temporary reddening).
fatal dose lethal dose.
fractionated dose a fraction of the total dose prescribed, as of chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to be given at intervals, usually during a 24-hour period.
infective dose (ID) that amount of a pathogenic agent that will cause infection in susceptible subjects. See also median infective dose and tissue culture infective dose.
lethal dose (LD) that quantity of an agent that will or may be sufficient to cause death. See also median lethal dose and minimum lethal dose.
loading dose a dose of medication, often larger than subsequent doses, administered for the purpose of establishing a therapeutic level of the medication.
maintenance dose the amount of a medication administered to maintain a desired level of the medication in the blood.
maximum tolerated dose tolerance dose.
maximum permissible dose the largest amount of ionizing radiation that one may safely receive within a specified period according to recommended limits in current radiation protection guides. The specific amounts vary with age and circumstance.
median curative dose (CD50) a dose that abolishes symptoms in 50 per cent of test subjects.
median effective dose (ED50) a dose that produces the desired effect in 50 per cent of a population.
median infective dose (ID50) that amount of pathogenic microorganisms that will produce demonstrable infection in 50 per cent of the test subjects.
median lethal dose (LD50) the quantity of an agent that will kill 50 per cent of the test subjects; in radiology, the amount of radiation that will kill, within a specified period, 50 per cent of individuals in a large group or population.
median tissue culture infective dose (TCID50) that amount of a pathogenic agent that will produce infection in 50 per cent of cell cultures inoculated.
minimum lethal dose
1. the amount of toxin that will just kill an experimental animal.
2. the smallest quantity of diphtheria toxin that will kill a guinea pig of 250-gm weight in 4 to 5 days when injected subcutaneously.
reference dose an estimate of the daily exposure to a substance for humans that is assumed to be without appreciable risk; it is calculated using the no observed adverse effect level and is more conservative than the older margin of safety.
skin dose (SD)
1. the air dose of radiation at the skin surface, comprising the primary radiation plus backscatter.
2. the absorbed dose in the skin.
threshold dose the minimum dose of ionizing radiation, a chemical, or a drug that will produce a detectable degree of any given effect.
threshold erythema dose (TED) the single skin dose that will produce, in 80 per cent of those tested, a faint but definite erythema within 30 days, and in the other 20 per cent, no visible reaction.
tissue culture infective dose (TCID) that amount of a pathogenic agent that will produce infection when inoculated on tissue cultures; used with a numeric qualifier.
tolerance dose the largest quantity of an agent that may be administered without harm. Called also maximum tolerated dose.

di·vid·ed dose

a definite fraction of a full dose; given repeatedly at short intervals so that the full dose is taken within a specified period, usually 1 day.
Synonym(s): fractional dose

divided dose

a measured fraction of a full dose of a medication, given at short intervals so that the full dose is eventually taken within a specified period.

di·vid·ed dose

(di-vīd'ĕd dōs)
A definite fraction of a full dose; given at shorter intervals than a full dose.

di·vid·ed dose

(di-vīd'ĕd dōs)
Definite fraction of a full dose; given repeatedly at short intervals so that the full dose is taken within a specified period, usually 1 day.
Synonym(s): fractional dose.

dose

the quantity to be administered at one time, as a specified amount of medication or a given quantity of radiation.

absorbed dose
that amount of energy from ionizing radiations absorbed per unit mass of matter, expressed in Grays.
air dose
the intensity of an x- or gamma-ray beam in air, expressed in coulombs per kilogram.
booster dose
an amount of immunogen (vaccine, toxoid or other antigen preparation), sometimes smaller than the original amount, injected at an appropriate interval after primary immunization to enhance and sustain the immune response to that immunogen.
curative dose (CD)
a dose that is sufficient to restore normal health.
divided dose
a fraction of the total quantity of a drug prescribed to be given at intervals, usually during a 24-hour period.
dose equivalent limits
the limits of ionizing radiation set for radiation workers and the general public by the International Commission on Radiological Protection. For radiology workers this limit for the whole body is 50 mSv.
fatal dose
lethal dose.
dose fractions
in radiation therapy, the small doses given to reach the total radiation dose during the treatment period.
infectious dose 50 (ID50)
that amount of pathogenic microorganisms that will produce infection in 50% of the test subjects.
infective dose (ID)
that amount of pathogenic microorganisms that will cause infection in susceptible subjects.
lethal dose (LD)
the amount of toxin or drug that will kill an animal.
dose level
the amount administered per unit of body weight.
loading dose
the initial large dose of a drug given to bring tissue and fluid levels to an effective concentration quickly. Called also priming dose.
maintenance dose
the smaller doses given to maintain effective levels in body fluids and tissues after the loading dose has achieved the concentration desired.
maximum permissible dose
see dose equivalent limits (above).
median curative dose (CD50)
a dose that abolishes signs in 50% of test animals.
median effective dose (MED)
the dose that produces the desired effect in 50% of the test animals.
median lethal dose (MD50)
the quantity of an agent that will kill 50% of the test subjects; in radiology, the amount of radiation that will kill, within a specified period, 50% of individuals in a large group or population.
minimum lethal dose (MLD)
the lowest dose which kills all of the test subjects.
dose rate
the amount administered per unit of time.
dose response
1. the incremental change in the subject per unit of additional dose. The response as a function of the dose.
2. the frequency of occurrence of a disease as the intake of the suspected risk factor increases. The relationship is expressed by the proximity of the illustrative curve to the expected relationship.
skin dose
1. the air dose of radiation at the skin surface, comprising the primary radiation plus backscatter.
2. the absorbed dose in the skin.
tolerance dose
the largest quantity of an agent that may be administered without harm.
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