Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Dose

1. a standard quantity of something, such as a medicine.

2. the number of times (doses) that a gene is present in a single cell; normally, diploid cells contain two doses of each gene.

See dosage compensation.

3. in radiation therapy, the total amount delivered to a particular part of the body.

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