A dose of something toxic, in particular of nuclear radiation, believed to be the maximum that can be taken without harm.
- Perhaps it is only near tolerance doses that the ascorbate is pushed into the primary sites of the disease.
- One needs to treat to a tolerance dose because undertreatment will be useless.
- Bowel tolerance doses are the amounts of ascorbic acid tolerated orally that almost, but not quite, cause diarrhea.
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