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  • noun The administration of an overdose.
  • noun An overdose.

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  • noun Taking a pharmaceutical drug in excess of what has been prescribed.


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  • Hojer et al. 14 — a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 105 patients admitted with suspected drug overdosage.


  • This activity leads to a depression of the sympathetic nervous system, a respiratory depression, general cardiac collapse and death. 4 Natural catecholamine stores may not be depleted for up to 24 hours of continued MAO inhibition. 1 Signs and symptoms following an acute overdosage will usually resolve in three to four days, but may persist for up to two weeks in some patients. 5

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  • O'Sullivan GF, Wade D. Flumazenil in the management of acute drug overdosage with benzodiazepines and other agents.


  • But we do know, from years of experience and our knowledge of nutrition, that excessive intake of popcorn can lead to obesity and probably also to overdosage of salt, which can induce high blood pressure.

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  • This story's been told as many times as the regurgitated hot dog, but hey, this is the weekend for nostalgia overdosage.

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  • Water-soluble vitamins are the "good" vitamins you should take as much as you get because you cannot take an overdosage.

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  • It certainly shows that he was not at a toxic or overdosage level.

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  • The package insert labels and the PDR contain information pertaining to the drugs: description clinical pharmacology indications and usage contraindications warnings precautions adverse reactions interactions overdosage available forms dosage and administration

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  • School of Medicine study of 22 000 mothers stated that overdosage of vitamin A as low as three times the recommended dose during the first trimester of the pregnancy may cause fetal damage.

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  • Errors in dosage calculation or uneven distribution occur frequently and result either in overdosage with the respective risks for the consumer or in underdosage.

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