prescription adj : available only with a doctor's written prescription; "a prescription drug" [syn: prescription(a)] [ant: nonprescription(a)]
1 directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions; "I tried to follow her prescription for success"
2 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" [syn: prescription drug, prescription medicine, ethical drug] [ant: over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter drug]
3 written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
4 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
- 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.
- a written order, as by a physician, for the administration of a
medicine or other intervention. See also
- The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.
- the medicine or
intervention so prescribed
- The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription.
- the formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc.
- "Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.
written order for the administration of a medicine
the prescribed medicine
- Finnish: reseptilääke
formal description of the lens geometry
- Finnish: resepti
- (of a drug, etc.) only available with a physician's written
- Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.
available with prescription
Prescription has various meanings.
- Linguistic prescription, the laying down of normative language rules
- Prescription (law), a doctrine in international law about sovereignty over a territory
- Period of Prescription, a civil law system analogue to the common law institute of a statute of limitations, applied to periods during which rights and obligations are legally enforceable
- See also Proscription''
prescription in Spanish: prescripción
prescription in French: Prescription
prescription in Hebrew: מרשם
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