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prescription

noun pre·scrip·tion \pri-ˈskrip-shən\

: a written message from a doctor that officially tells someone to use a medicine, therapy, etc.

: a medicine or drug that a doctor officially tells someone to use

: something that is suggested as a way to do something or to make something happen

Full Definition of PRESCRIPTION

1
a :  the establishment of a claim of title to something under common law usually by use and enjoyment for a period fixed by statute
b :  the right or title acquired under common law by such possession
2
:  the process of making claim to something by long use and enjoyment
3
:  the action of laying down authoritative rules or directions
4
a :  a written direction for a therapeutic or corrective agent; specifically :  one for the preparation and use of a medicine
b :  a prescribed medicine
c :  something (as a recommendation) resembling a doctor's prescription <prescriptions for economic recovery>
5
a :  ancient or long continued custom
b :  a claim founded upon ancient custom or long continued use
6
:  something prescribed as a rule

Examples of PRESCRIPTION

  1. The drug is only sold with a prescription.
  2. I have to pick up my prescription.

Origin of PRESCRIPTION

partly from Middle English prescripcion establishment of a claim, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin praescription-, praescriptio, from Latin, act of writing at the beginning, order, limitation of subject matter, from praescribere; partly from Latin praescription-, praescriptio order
First Known Use: 14th century

prescription

noun pre·scrip·tion \pri-ˈskrip-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PRESCRIPTION

1
:  a written direction for the preparation, compounding, and administration of a medicine
2
:  a prescribed remedy
3
:  a written formula for the grinding of corrective lenses for eyeglasses
4
:  a written direction for the application of physical therapy measures (as directed exercise or electrotherapy) in cases of injury or disability

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