posologic

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posology +‎ -ic.

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posologic (comparative more posologic, superlative most posologic)

  1. (pharmacy) Of or pertaining to posology; posological.
    • 1770, Charles Alston, “Appendix. On the Method of Prescribing.”, in John Hope, editor, Lectures of the Materia Medica: Containing the Natural History of Drugs, Their Virtues and Doses: Also Directions for the Study of the Materia Medica; and an Appendix on the Method of Prescribing. [...] In Two Volumes, volume II, London: Printed for Edward and Charles Dilly, in the Poultry; and A. Kincaid and J. Bell, at Edinburgh, OCLC 508785988, section III, page 565:
      While you have an opportunity in ſhops to ſee compound medicines prepared, you ought carefully to obſerve what proportion the excipient bears to the ſpecies, or other ingredients, by weighing them after they are made up. For thus you will acquire the greateſt certainty as to their doſes, and will be able to judge whether the common poſologic tables are to be depended on.

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