What does Prescription mean?

Definitions for Prescription
prɪˈskrɪp ʃənpre·scrip·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prescriptionnoun

    directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions

    "I tried to follow her prescription for success"

  2. prescription drug, prescription, prescription medicine, ethical drugnoun

    a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist

    "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"

  3. prescriptionnoun

    written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person

  4. prescriptionadjective

    written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient

  5. prescription(a)adjective

    available only with a doctor's written prescription

    "a prescription drug"


  1. Prescriptionnoun

    (Med.) A direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy. Hence: a written order from a physician for a medication, which allows a patient to legally obtain medication which is required by law to be dispensed only on authorization from a physician or other qualified medical practitioner.


  1. prescriptionnoun

    The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc..

    "Jurisdiction to prescribe" is a state's authority to make its laws applicable to certain persons or activities. -- Richard G. Alexander, Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Congress exceeds its jurisdiction to prescribe law. Washington and Lee Law Review, 1997.

  2. prescriptionnoun

    A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.

    The prescription governing the victim's right to enter a charge shall be interrupted by virtue of section 95 of the Criminal Code.

  3. prescriptionnoun

    A written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.

    The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.

  4. prescriptionnoun

    The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.

    The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription.

  5. prescriptionnoun

    The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc..

    The optician followed the optometrist's prescription for her new eyeglasses.

  6. prescriptionnoun

    A piece of advice.

    "Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.

  7. prescriptionadjective

    (of a drug, etc.) only available with a physician's written prescription

    Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Prescriptionnoun

    Etymology: prescription, Fr. præscriptio, Lat. from præscribo, Lat.

    You tell a pedigree
    Of threescore and two years, a silly time
    To make prescription for a kingdom’s worth. William Shakespeare.

    Use such as have prevailed before in things you have employed them; for that breeds confidence, and they will strive to maintain their prescription. Francis Bacon, Essays.

    It will be found a work of no small difficulty, to dispossess a vice from that heart, where long possession begins to plead prescription. Robert South, Sermons.

    Our poet bade us hope this grace to find,
    To whom by long prescription you are kind. Dryden.

    The Lucquese plead prescription, for hunting in one of the duke’s forests, that lies upon their frontiers. Addison.

    My father left me some prescriptions
    Of rare and prov’d effects; such as his reading
    And manifest experience had collected
    For general sov’reignty. William Shakespeare.

    Approving of my obstinacy against all common prescriptions, he asked me, whether I had never heard the Indian way of curing the gout by moxa. William Temple.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prescriptionnoun

    the act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed

  2. Prescriptionnoun

    a direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy

  3. Prescriptionnoun

    a prescribing for title; the claim of title to a thing by virtue immemorial use and enjoyment; the right or title acquired by possession had during the time and in the manner fixed by law

  4. Etymology: [F. prescription, L. praescriptio, an inscription, preface, precept, demurrer, prescription (in sense 3), fr. praescribere. See Prescribe.]

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Prescription' in Nouns Frequency: #2949

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prescription in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Prescription in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Prescription in a Sentence

  1. Carl Higbie:

    For this test to become mainstream it would A.) save lives and B.) save the VA probably billions in dollars in overmedication costs, and yet they’re not doing it and it’s like leaving your brothers out to dry, the overwhelming consensus of the pharmacogenomic community is that most of these tests currently lack evidence of clinical effectiveness. That means they have not shown to have better outcomes over the usual methods of drug prescription, with some exceptions. Many commercial tests target psychiatric disease therapy and pain management. One recent VA review documented that these tests do not yet have evidence for utility, especially in the veteran population.

  2. Steve Preddy:

    The whitening gels used by dental professionals are regulated, prescription-only materials, materials used by some non-dental professionals illegally for tooth whitening can cause many complications, including sensitivity, swelling of the lips and tongue and burns to the mouth and gums, leaving people in a lot of pain and in some instances can cause damage to the surface of the teeth.

  3. Hakeem Jeffries:

    This legislation will have a positive impact on energy costs, on health care costs and on the high price of lifesaving prescription drugs, at minimum, we're focused on passing the bill right now.

  4. Ian Paul:

    Even though we know metric units are safer and more accurate, too many healthcare providers are still writing that prescription using spoon-based dosing, some parents use household spoons to administer it, which can lead to dangerous mistakes.

  5. County Commission Chairman John Koenig:

    October 1 refers to Las Vegas, the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. On Wednesday, county officials said they believe 1,000 to 3,000 people could potentially show up in the town of Amargosa Valley, which has a population of nearly 1,000 people. County Commission Chairman John Koenig laid out what could happen if a crowd that large ends up appearing inAmargosa. Nye County Commissioner Leo Blundo says if even 3,000 people show up to' Storm Area 51,' Nye County will put an enormous strain on the small town in Nevada. Be prepared not to have cell service, not to have Internet. There will probably be no water available, there will probably be no ice available because everything is going to sell out. There will probably be no gas left in the gas station, no food, nowhere to go potty, if youre coming, be prepared because its probably not going to be nice. STORM AREA 51 CRAZE CONTINUES AS 2M PEOPLE PLEDGE TO RAID SECRET GOVT MILITARY BASE He advised anyone planning to visit the area during the events should be prepared with food, water, and other essential items since those supplies will probably sell out very quickly. Authorities are also concerned about a massive influx of traffic that could lead to gridlock, stymying first responders and law enforcement if they are needed. County officials stressed they are worried that sources could get tied up with masses of people arriving on the lone highway in the area. Nye County commissioner Leo Blundo urged residents they should prepare by stocking up on food, water, gasoline, and prescription medication ahead of the weekend. Signs warn about trespassing at an entrance to the Nevada Test and Training Range near Area 51 outside of Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher, File) Cell phone service may also be impacted if thousands show up. Amargosa Town Board member Trevor Dolby told commissioners that cell phone towers in Amargosa Valley were not designed to support the thousands of people, according to FOX5. Whats scary is our 9-1-1 paging service goes through cell phones, Dolby said. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Earlier this month, neighboring Lincoln County drafted an emergency declaration but gave conditional approval for events in tiny towns near the once top-secret U.S. Air Force test area. that has long been a focus of UFO conspiracy theories. Alien-themed graffiti adorns a rock along the Extraterrestrial Highway, near Rachel, Nev. ( AP Photo/John Locher) TheLittle ALeInn in Rachelisscheduling an eventcalledAlienstockon Sept. 20-22, while The Alien Research Center souvenir shop in Hiko has planned a Sept. 20-21 expo. Those events in Hiko and Rachel would be about 100 miles from Amargosa Valley. Rachelswebsite says the nearest gas stations are located 50 miles south in Ash Springs and 110 miles north in Tonopah. Officials in two rural Nevada counties have signed a state of emergency declaration ahead of the' Storm Area 51' event ; William La Jeunesse reports.

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