medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ ˌme-di-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio) \

Definition of medication

1 : the act or process of medicating
2 : a medicinal substance : medicament

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Examples of medication in a Sentence

The company has developed a new allergy medication. He stopped taking his medications. Her illness has not responded to medication.
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Recent Examples on the Web Please remove any personal information from the medication containers. cleveland, "Two new restaurants coming in familiar locations: Short Takes on Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville," 10 Oct. 2020 Knowing which patients benefit the most from the treatments, and in what stage of the illness, can be critical for a medication’s success. Melody Schreiber, The New Republic, "Why Trump’s Experimental Covid-19 Treatment Could Be Bad News for Everyone Else," 7 Oct. 2020 Ten Florida residents now face federal charges for their involvement in a massive nationwide prescription medication telemedicine scheme that ran in Broward County from January 2014 to October 2016, according to the Department of Justice. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, "10 Florida residents charged in telemedicine scheme," 7 Oct. 2020 Blockbuster blood-thinning medication Eliquis accounts for the rest, but Bristol shares those profits with Pfizer. Charley Grant, WSJ, "Bristol-Myers Squibb Cuts Its Cancer Risk," 6 Oct. 2020 Experts were perplexed by the remainder of items on the medication list released Friday. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "Trump is receiving lots of medical care. Some doctors wonder if it's too much.," 4 Oct. 2020 The side effects are generally mild and may include sleepiness, diarrhea, mood changes, etc., but concerns exist of potential liver injury,medication interactions, and male fertility issues. Carolyn Barber, Scientific American, "Can CBD Cure What Ails You?," 3 Oct. 2020 NBC News Shoppers seem to like this spot treatment by Neutrogena, which works to fight acne and includes 10-percent benzoyl peroxide acne medication. NBC News, "September reader favorites: Air purifiers, face masks and more," 2 Oct. 2020 The one subject that produces palpable frustration in his voice is the potential suspension for medication violations. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "After a tumultuous start to 2020, trainer Bob Baffert is back in Baltimore, seeking his record eighth Preakness victory," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of medication

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of medication was in the 15th century

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16 Oct 2020

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“Medication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/medication. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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medication

noun
How to pronounce medication (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of medication

: a substance used in treating disease or relieving pain
: the act or process of treating a person or disease with medicine

medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ ˌme-də-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio) \

Kids Definition of medication

medication

noun
med·​i·​ca·​tion | \ ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce medication (audio) \

Medical Definition of medication

1 : the act or process of medicating
2 : a medicinal substance : medicament

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