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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All employees who had a role in administering medication to the victims have been removed from patient care as a precaution, hospital officials have said. Kantele Franko, Anchorage Daily News, "Ohio doctor accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths," 6 June 2019 Nurses or pharmacists often had to override the hospital's medication-dispensing cabinets to access such high doses. Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati.com, "Ohio doctor accused of killing patients or hastening their deaths by ordering excessive doses of fentanyl," 5 June 2019 There’s tech that remotely connects patients with health care providers and even wearables that can deliver medication into the body. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Hacking diabetes: People break into insulin pumps as an alternative to costly innovations," 5 June 2019 What remains unclear is how Husel could circumvent apparent rules that would require him to order medications through an in-house pharmacy team and then convince a nurse to administer the drug. NBC News, "Ohio doctor charged with 25 counts of murder, accused of prescribing excessive doses of painkillers," 5 June 2019 And find another location to store medications, if possible. Nicole Anzia, Washington Post, "The top clutter culprits in every room — and how to deal with them," 4 June 2019 In January, investigators said a medication cart was left unlocked and unattended with two drawers open in the middle of a hallway. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, "Louisville nursing homes named in federal report for ‘persistent record of poor care’," 4 June 2019 All of the women were given standard hormonal therapy -- an aromatase inhibitor or tamoxifen -- plus a medication that shuts down the ovaries' production of estrogen. Amy Norton, CBS News, "Newer drug extends lives of young breast cancer patients, study finds," 3 June 2019 The study used the medical data of people on commercial insurance and a broad definition of who might need medication, so researchers say that the numbers could in fact be lower than reality. oregonlive.com, "Dentists overprescribe antibiotics before surgery 80 percent of time, OSU study says," 3 June 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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