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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Medical aid in dying provides terminally ill adults of sound mind who have capacity to make their own health care decisions the option of a prescription medication that brings about a peaceful death. Chris Eaton, Twin Cities, "Chris Eaton: My end-of-life bill lets people make decisions about their health care if they can — and it protects those who can’t," 15 Sep. 2019 There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, but new types of medications have improved treatment options dramatically. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Kim Kardashian West Says She 'Couldn’t Even Pick Up the Kids' During Health Scare," 13 Sep. 2019 Endo and Allergan have already settled with the counties — Allergan for about $5 million in cash and Endo for about $10 million in cash plus about $1 million worth of medication. New York Times, "Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis," 6 Sep. 2019 Staff described some concerns that dosages or types of medication may not have been right. Anchorage Daily News, "‘Can’t feel my heart:’ IG says separated kids traumatized," 4 Sep. 2019 There are a handful of oral medications that the CDC recommends doctors begin treating their patients with, but experts like Travassos insist that these provide little benefit to a patient with severe malaria. Haley Weiss, Scientific American, "Malaria Treatments Are Not Working Well," 23 Aug. 2019 Without medication the infection progresses to AIDS, the most advanced stage. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, "Providers want to find and stamp out HIV in rural Alabama," 12 Aug. 2019 During his initial appearance, attorney Jacie Cotterell told the judge the Arizona Department of Corrections released him from prison without any medication or any access to mental-health services despite his history of mental illness. Bree Burkitt, azcentral, "Peoria murder suspect pleads not guilty to fatally stabbing teen over rap music," 18 July 2019 Adam’s lawyer told Fox 10 that his client has a history of mental illness and was released from jail without medication. Fox News, "Arizona man fatally stabbed teen listening to rap because he felt 'unsafe,' police say," 9 July 2019

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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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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 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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