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(dōs), Do not confuse this word with dosage.
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.
See also: dosage (3). Compare: dosage (2).
2. nuclear medicine amount of energy absorbed per unit mass of irradiated material (absorbed dose).
See also: dosage (3).
[G. dosis, a giving]
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