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. Stuart Titus:

    We do expect Mexico to be similar to Brazil, in that it will require a doctor's prescription.

  2. Art Caplan:

    Giving out Ambien or Provigil sleep aids 'like candy' as alleged is still dangerous and irresponsible because these drugs have notorious side effects, you really don't want to be cavalier about it. These drugs are prescription for a reason -- not the same as an over-the-counter drug.

  3. Caleb Alexander:

    Given how many people are killed by prescription opioids and how dangerous these drugs are, it should be no less important for a clinician to check a prescription drug-monitoring program before prescribing an opioid than to check kidney function before prescribing a new blood-pressure medicine.

  4. Gary Reisfield:

    Much attention has been paid to the explosion of prescription opioid prescribing and the associated morbidity and mortality. Much less attention has been paid to the shadow epidemic of benzodiazepine prescribing and its consequences.

  5. Jamie Raskin:

    The rationale for empowering the committees to hold people in contempt is we will be able to save floor time for prescription drug reform and health care and the Equality Act and the Dream Act, so we will be able to both play offense on public policy while we're defending the Constitution.

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