What does medication mean?

Definitions for medication
ˌmɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃənmed·i·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drugnoun

    (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease

  2. medicationnoun

    the act of treating with medicines or remedies

Wiktionary

  1. medicationnoun

    A medicine, or all the medicines regularly taken by a patient

  2. medicationnoun

    The administration of medicine

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Medicationnoun

    Etymology: from medicate.

    The watering of the plant with an infusion of the medicine may have more force than the rest, because the medication is oft renewed. Francis Bacon, Nat. Hist.

    He adviseth to observe the times of the equinoxes and solstices, and to declare medication ten days before and after. Thomas Browne, Vulgar Errours, b. iv.

Wikipedia

  1. Medication

    A medication (also called medicament, medicine, pharmaceutical drug, medicinal drug or simply drug) is a drug used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. Drug therapy (pharmacotherapy) is an important part of the medical field and relies on the science of pharmacology for continual advancement and on pharmacy for appropriate management. Drugs are classified in multiple ways. One of the key divisions is by level of control, which distinguishes prescription drugs (those that a pharmacist dispenses only on the order of a physician, physician assistant, or qualified nurse) from over-the-counter drugs (those that consumers can order for themselves). Another key distinction is between traditional small molecule drugs, usually derived from chemical synthesis, and biopharmaceuticals, which include recombinant proteins, vaccines, blood products used therapeutically (such as IVIG), gene therapy, monoclonal antibodies and cell therapy (for instance, stem cell therapies). Other ways to classify medicines are by mode of action, route of administration, biological system affected, or therapeutic effects. An elaborate and widely used classification system is the Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System. The World Health Organization keeps a list of essential medicines. Drug discovery and drug development are complex and expensive endeavors undertaken by pharmaceutical companies, academic scientists, and governments. As a result of this complex path from discovery to commercialization, partnering has become a standard practice for advancing drug candidates through development pipelines. Governments generally regulate what drugs can be marketed, how drugs are marketed, and in some jurisdictions, drug pricing. Controversies have arisen over drug pricing and disposal of used drugs.

ChatGPT

  1. medication

    Medication is a substance used for medical treatment, especially a substance taken by mouth, injected into the body, applied topically, or otherwise administered, to alleviate, cure, or prevent diseases, ailments, or conditions. Medications can be prescribed by a healthcare provider or, in some cases, obtained over-the-counter, and they are typically produced under controlled conditions for safety and efficacy. This term may also refer to the process or act of treating a medical condition with drugs or pharmaceutical products.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Medication

    the act or process of medicating

  2. Etymology: [L. medicatio: cf. F. mdication.]

Wikidata

  1. Medication

    A pharmaceutical drug, also referred to as a medicine or medication, can be loosely defined as any chemical substance - or product comprising such - intended for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease. The word pharmaceutical comes from the Greek word Pharmakeia. The modern transliteration of Pharmakeia is Pharmacia.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of medication in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of medication in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of medication in a Sentence

  1. Christine Durand:

    We can, if we need to, change a recipient's medication around, but we have to have a plan for that going into it.

  2. Thomas Buckley:

    And for those at very high risk, one could potentially consider protective medication therapy at the time of or just prior to an episode, a strategy we have shown to be feasible in other studies.

  3. Elisabeth Smith:

    In a state like Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, if someone orders pills online, they are doing so outside of the laws of that state, because they have prohibited telemedicine and more states are passing laws prohibiting the possession of medication abortion, there is the risk of criminalization when people do not follow the laws of their state.

  4. Michael Wahl:

    I think from a medication safety standpoint you always have to have the lights on, read the bottle to confirm the medicine you want to take and use the correct measuring device, like a syringe that will say 5 ccs or 10 ccs as opposed to a teaspoon or tablespoon from the kitchen, it really doesn’t matter if it’s minoxidil (or another drug).

  5. Delilah Belle Hamlin:

    So my body got dependent on Xanax number one, and number two, I overdosed. I didn't mean to at all. I overdosed on this one medication called propranolol. I took Benadryl with it and for some reason, I ended up in the hospital.

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