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Definition of "overdosage" [overdosage]

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

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  • "Hojer et al. 14 — a randomized, double blinded, placebo-controlled trial of 105 patients admitted with suspected drug overdosage."
  • "O'Sullivan GF, Wade D. Flumazenil in the management of acute drug overdosage with benzodiazepines and other agents."
  • "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"