Medical Dictionary


noun sched·ule
\ˈskej-(ˌ)ü(ə)l, ˈskej-əl, Canadian also ˈshej-, British usually ˈshed-(ˌ)yü(ə)l\

Medical Definition of SCHEDULE

:  a program or plan that indicates the sequence of each step or procedure <reinforcement schedules used in conditioning experiments>; especially :  regimen <antibiotic schedules for treating Lyme disease>
often capitalized :  an official list of drugs that are subject to the same legal controls and restrictions—usually used with a Roman numeral from I to V indicating decreasing potential for abuse or addiction <the Drug Enforcement Administration classifies heroin as a schedule I drug while the tranquilizer chlordiazepoxide is on schedule IV>
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