medication

noun
med·i·ca·tion | \ˌme-di-ˈkā-shən \

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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According to officials, Danuser was on his way to pick up his medication in the area near Earll Drive and 70th Street, in Scottsdale, and did not return home. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "85-year-old Phoenix man goes missing; Silver Alert issued," 12 July 2018 Carlos Gomez Baca speaks limited English and could become disoriented without his required medications, Escondido police Lt. Alex Riggins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Escondido police search for man missing since Tuesday morning," 12 July 2018 Her post claims Barrios was not allowed by a nurse to take her daily heart medications. Sarah Scanlan, USA TODAY, "Live stream: Daughter says Army turned parents over to ICE while visiting soldier son-in-law," 11 July 2018 Their medications were stored in a refrigerator, as requested by the family, the spokesperson said. Samantha Schmidt, chicagotribune.com, "A couple visited their soldier son-in-law on July 4. The Army turned them over to ICE.," 10 July 2018 In April, Google Search's homepage promoted an initiative by the Drug Enforcement Agency called Take Back Day, which encourages people to take their unused medications to safe collection sites. Issie Lapowsky, WIRED, "Tech Companies Deflect Blame for Opioid Crisis Ahead of FDA Summit," 27 June 2018 If no physical cause can be found for symptoms, any doctor—even a family physician—can prescribe medications to treat delusional thoughts. National Geographic, "Think Your Body Is Infested With Insects? You're Not Alone.," 22 June 2018 The accused include young people who shared drugs at a party and a son who gave his mother heroin after her pain medication had been cut off. Danielle Tcholakian, Longreads, "Behind The NYT Investigation into Prosecuting Overdoses as Homicides," 12 June 2018 Current studies offered through Science 37’s website ask for participants who are willing to take medication to possibly treat cluster headaches or research how insulin treatments affect people of color who live with Type 2 diabetes. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "SoftBank is in talks to lead a $150 million investment in clinical trial startup Science 37," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of medication

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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pain medication/reliever

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

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medication

noun

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 \

Kids Definition of medication

medication

noun
med·i·ca·tion | \ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən \

Medical Definition of medication 

1 : the act or process of medicating

2 : a medicinal substance : medicament

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