What does prescription mean?

Definitions for prescription
prɪˈskrɪp ʃənpre·scrip·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prescription(noun)

    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 drug(noun)

    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. prescription(noun)

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

  4. prescription(adj)

    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)(adj)

    available only with a doctor's written prescription

    "a prescription drug"

GCIDE

  1. Prescription(n.)

    (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.

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

Wiktionary

  1. prescription(Noun)

    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. prescription(Noun)

    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. prescription(Noun)

    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. prescription(Noun)

    The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.

    The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription.

  5. prescription(Noun)

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

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

  6. prescription(Noun)

    A piece of advice.

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

  7. prescription(Adjective)

    (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. Prescription(noun)

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

  2. Prescription(noun)

    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. Prescription(noun)

    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. Origin: [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

How to pronounce prescription?

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How to say prescription in sign language?

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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. Mayra Rosado:

    There is no prescription medication to treat measles.

  2. Patrick Fehling:

    Prescription drug abuse is a massive problem in the United States.

  3. Chief Executive Eli Hazum:

    This kind of drug can help delay or prevent the prescription of opiates.

  4. State Auditor Charlie Janssen:

    There appears to be a lack of internal control with the prescription drugs.

  5. Steven Wright:

    I was walking down the street wearing glasses when the prescription ran out.

Images & Illustrations of prescription

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