dose dose  /ˈdoʊs/


  1. (n) a measured portion of medicine taken at any one time
  2. (n) the quantity of an active agent (substance or radiation) taken in or absorbed at any one time
  3. (n) a communicable infection transmitted by sexual intercourse or genital contact
  4. (n) street name for lysergic acid diethylamide
  5. (v) treat with an agent; add (an agent) to
  6. (v) administer a drug to


  1. He prescribed a dose of calcium carbonate; two weeks later, his sister's pain had disappeared.
  2. Swiss drugmaker Novartis joins two Chinese companies that say the vaccine can be produced in one dose.
  3. A CT scan packs a mega-dose of radiation as much as 500 times that of a conventional X-ray.


  1. Daily Dose: Tulo Down And Out

    Nate Grimm touches on Troy Tulowitzki's tough break, David Price's accelerated timetable and more in Friday's Daily Dose.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Rotoworld via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Preventive daily dose works ‘for all populations at increased risk for HIV’

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A daily dose of powerful anti-HIV medicine helped cut the risk of infection with the AIDS virus by 49 percent in intravenous drug users in a Bangkok study that showed for the first time such a preventive step can work in this high-...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: MedCity News

  3. Dose analysis predicts non-Hodgkin lymphoma survival

    ( Society of Nuclear Medicine ) Outcomes can be bleak for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that develops in the white blood cells of the immune system. Accurate estimation of radiation absorbed dose in radioimmunotherapy based on state-of-the-art 3-D imaging could lead to more personalized and effective treatments to improve patients' chances of living longer without progression of their cancer ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!


  1. "It's much like our tax laws: People don't pay their taxes out of an overriding sense of citizenship; it's a healthy dose of fear," Bonner said.
    on Apr 6, 2007 By: TJ Bonner Source: Forbes

  2. "They got a good dose," said opponent Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), as he emerged from the session.
    on Dec 10, 2008 By: Tom Coburn Source: London Free Press

  3. "Cuba has never bought an athlete or judge," Castro wrote, adding that Cubans need to begin preparing now for London in 2012. "There will be European chauvinism, judge corruption, buying of brawn and brains ...... and a strong dose of...
    on Aug 26, 2008 By: Fidel Castro Source: Newsday

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