Definition of microdose in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmīkrōˌdōs/

Entry from US English dictionary


A dose of as little as one milligram of a drug that is intended to produce a beneficial result while avoiding undesirable side effects.
Example sentences
  • Nor was he asked about the 90 percent of cycling's doping methods that remain undetectable - synthetic hemoglobins, growth hormones, designer Nandrolone, EPO in daily microdoses, insulin, renal receptor activators.
  • The Nature team immediately deemed that there is no evidence that the microdoses have biological action.
  • That is the advantage of enlisting bacteria to provide protection to plants' roots at the cellular level, serving as factories to apply microdoses of fungicide where they count the most.

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Syllabification: mi·cro·dose

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