from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the dosages of medications.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The doctrine of quantity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The science or doctrine of doses; dosology.

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  • noun pharmacy The study of the dosages of drugs, especially the determination of appropriate dosages.

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  • noun the pharmacological determination of appropriate doses of drugs and medicines


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek posos, what quantity + –logy.]

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From Ancient Greek πόσος (how much, how many) +‎ -logy.


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  • The SPC said presumably in section 4.2 on posology:

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  • You can see that sections 4.2 on posology, and 4.4 on special warnings, both say Seroxat should not be used in children.

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  • Traditional healers should be helped by scientists in such areas as toxicity studies and posology, and governments should offer financial contributions towards training, legislation, and certification of Traditional Medicine, to reduce dependence on foreign exchange and bring about improved health.

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  • · The administration of the African indigenous medicine: the posology

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  • Espinheira Santa during 14 days of a double dose of the posology was negative, indicating that the plant is non-toxic to humans. 23 patients who showed a diagnosis of a non-ulcer high dyspepsia, received during 28 days, two capsules of 200 mg each of lyophilized Espinheria Santa tea, equivalent to 2.4 g of dry pulverized plant material per day.

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  • "We are pleased that the EMA recognized the importance of this therapeutic profile and recommended approval of the change in the posology of Circadin from 3 weeks to 3 months of treatment," said Professor


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  • The Committee for Herbal Medicinal Products administration according to a speci fi ed strength (HCMP) has been given the task of preparing a list and posology; of herbal substances, herbal preparations and com - binations thereof to be used in traditional herbal administration exclusively by oral, external and/medicinal products.

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  • the study of dosage

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  • Great word--thanks, fbharjo!

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