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"

GCIDE

  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.

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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prescriptionnoun

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

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

  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

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

  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

    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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Numerology

  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. Sheila Caldwell:

    Once you know your risk factors, take meds as prescribed and think of good nutrition and exercise as part of your heart health prescription, make sure you get an adequate amount of sleep and watch the stress. By the way, this applies to your kids, too, because as we know, heart disease begins in childhood.

  2. Claire McCaskill:

    I hear it everywhere I go: 'Drug overdose deaths, the vast majority of them related to prescription opioids or heroin, are single-handedly destroying families and communities across Missouri and the country,' and I refuse to just stand by and watch, we have an obligation to everyone devastated by this epidemic to find answers.

  3. Christopher Jones:

    Initially when synthetic opioids showed up in the Christopher Jones, it was largely mixed with heroin. But now we're seeing it mixed with cocaine, methamphetamines and other substances of abuse. And in the last couple of years we've seen this proliferation of counterfeit tablets that are made to look like commonly abused prescription drugs, and that's particularly concerning because people who are not regularly exposed to opioids are going to be at an increased risk of the respiratory depressant effects of opioids because they have no tolerance.

  4. Governor Newsom:

    No state has more at stake on the issue of health care. California must lead, we will use our market power and our moral power to demand fairer prices for prescription drugs. And we will continue to move closer to ensuring health care for every Californian.

  5. David Bernick:

    As the full historical record is now becoming known, it is clear that Richard Sackler supported Purdue's action plan for responding to the increasing evidence of widespread OxyContin abuse and diversion, that plan not only included cooperating with and following the instructions of public health authorities, but it went further to voluntarily undertake extensive efforts to prevent abuse and diversion of prescription opioids.

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