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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The lack of access to toilets, clean water and medications puts tens of thousands at risk for disease, public health experts warn. Sanya Mansoor, Time, "Hurricane Dorian Is Gone. But the Bahamas Still Faces a Big Risk From Infectious Disease," 12 Sep. 2019 And there is no medication that attacks the virus and no specific treatment. BostonGlobe.com, "Why aren’t there any vaccines?," 12 Sep. 2019 Morris and Mahoney want a judge to determine whether Centura can lawfully stop Morris from writing prescriptions for aid-in-dying medication, according to a news release. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "Centura Health seeks dismissal of lawsuit by Colorado doctor fired in aid-in-dying dispute," 12 Sep. 2019 Streamlining the patent process and strengthening Inter Partes Review as a cost-effective means of challenging bad patents would help to bring generic medications to market and encourage innovations that will benefit patients. CNN, "Big Pharma is abusing patents, and it's hurting Americans," 12 Sep. 2019 As part of the settlement plan, more than $4 billion in medications, including some used to reverse overdoses, such as Narcan, would be provided to cities, counties and states. Josh Kovner, courant.com, "Tong indicates OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma may be retreating from opioid settlement talks," 9 Sep. 2019 Those include having diabetes, taking chronic pain medications or steroids, and waiting more than three days after your symptoms started to get help. Korin Miller, SELF, "How to Know If Your Appendix Burst: Look Out for These Signs and Symptoms," 9 Sep. 2019 Two men jumped over a counter and stole medication from a CVS Pharmacy in Talmadge on Monday night, police said. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Men jump counter, steal medicine from San Diego pharmacy," 9 Sep. 2019 Under the settlement, Mallinckrodt agreed to pay $24 million in cash and donate $6 million in medication to both counties, including addiction treatment products, according to a news release from the company. Eric Heisig, cleveland.com, "Generic opioid maker Mallinckrodt agrees to $30 million settlement with Cuyahoga, Summit counties," 6 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of medication

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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