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underdose

(ŭn′dĕr-dōs″)
1. To give a dose too small to effect a clinically relevant response.
2. A dose too small to effect a clinically relevant response.
underdosing (-dōs″ing)
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Several studies have shown a significant tendency to underdose, which can give rise to undesired peak serum concentrations when the conventional dosing method is used.
In order to neither underdose nor overdose on vitamin D, it seems to make sense to measure vitamin D blood levels before deciding on how much to supplement.
Unless they get the pills flora a bona fide source, such as Women on Web, and unless they have instructions on how to use them, they may underdose, which could cause an incomplete abortion, for which they will need medical support.
5 mL per hour was misinterpreted, and fentanyl 55 micrograms was admixed resulting in an underdose.
This has a double benefit in maximising efficacy and improving local control by ensuring homogeneous dose coverage of the breast by avoiding areas of underdose ('cold spots'), and at the same time eliminating areas of relative overdose ('hot spots') thus minimising normal long-term tissue toxicity (skin changes and fibrosis) which negatively affect cosmesis.
IPU president Michael McGuckian said: "These findings are very concerning given the strong possibility of accidental overdose or underdose as the case may be.
Consumers typically underdose their automatic dishwasher products by 20 percent to 30 percent, the manufacturer says.
Electronic pill dispensers can release medication at an appropriate time so that patients do not overdose or underdose themselves.
InMe were heralded as one of the new stars of British rock after releasing their debut single Underdose in 2002.
It's important not to underdose, however, and some patients will need doses higher than those usually necessary to control depression.
Yet just as he begins to travel off the beaten path, the book concludes, leaving the reader feeling the textual equivalent of a dreaded drug underdose.