- Also called ab·sorbed dose. the quantity of ionizing radiation absorbed by a unit mass of matter, especially living tissue, measured in grays: although increasingly disfavored, in the U.S. an absorbed dose may still be measured in rads.
- exposure dose.
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She recalled the 2009 swine flu pandemic, when wealthy countries like the US scooped up most doses of the H1N1 vaccine.Who should get the Covid-19 vaccine first? Ethicists are fiercely debating how to vaccinate billions of people.|Sigal Samuel|November 20, 2020|Vox
The company announced in September that 350,000 people had received doses of its candidates at that point.A Chinese vaccine maker says it’s inoculated 1 million people—even though its trials are incomplete|Grady McGregor|November 20, 2020|Fortune
In high doses, formic acid-producing ants can even chase off bears.Why can some people smell ants? Here’s the answer to TikTok’s latest mystery.|Rachael Zisk|November 18, 2020|Popular-Science
Even if the vaccine doses remain fully intact and untampered with throughout the entire production and storage process, there are still plenty of opportunities for vaccination efforts to be compromised.How bad actors could sabotage a COVID vaccine—and how that can be prevented|jakemeth|November 18, 2020|Fortune
Other types of vaccines need cells grown in the lab to make millions of doses.Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 appears nearly 95 percent effective|Erin Garcia de Jesus|November 16, 2020|Science News For Students
Both were in the habit of dosing themselves with the Jenkins pearls, a dangerous remedy—witness Mora, so quickly carried off.The Nabob|Alphonse Daudet
This was done partly out of philanthropy, partly because nothing is so efficient as dosing to take away prejudice!The Cradle of Mankind|W.A. Wigram
Only fancy a farmer dosing a sheep with mutton broth, and adding, for its stomach's sake, a little wine!A Treatise on Sheep:|Ambrose Blacklock
Then followed hours of anxious labor, holding and dosing the sick animals, but it was all in vain.The Boy Chums in the Florida Jungle|Wilmer M. Ely
Keep no patent medicines about; then you will be less likely to be dosing with them.The Funny Side of Physic|A. D. Crabtre