prescription drug

noun
Updated on: 9 Dec 2017

Definition of prescription drug

: a drug that can be obtained only by means of a physician's prescription

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First Known Use of prescription drug

1872


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prescription drug

noun

medical Definition of prescription drug

: a drug that can be obtained only by means of a physician's prescription

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