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overdose

[′ō·vər‚dōs]
(medicine)
An excessive dose of medicine.
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Nathan, of Stone, Staffs, had overdosed on alcohol and paracetamol in April 2011, the Cannock inquest heard.
From Celebrex to anti-depressants, the commercialization of medical knowledge is resulting in a country which is increasingly overdosed and over-medicated, and in a medical world where doctors are continuously misled by pharmaceutical companies and biased studies: that's the message of OVERDOSED AMERICA: THE BROKEN PROMISE OF AMERICAN MEDICINE.
SANTA CLARITA - When she got the call three months ago that her 14-year-old daughter had overdosed on an over-the-counter cough medicine known to kids as ``Triple C,'' the Santa Clarita mother reacted like any other parent.