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Definitions of prescription:

part of speech: noun

Written directions of a physician for making a compound.

part of speech: noun

1. A written formula for the preparation and administration of any remedy. 2. A medicinal preparation compounded according to the directions formulated in a prescription ( 1). In the classical description of a prescription it is said to consist of four parts: ( 1) the superscription, consisting of the word recipe, take, or its sign, R; ( 2) the inscription, or main part of the p., containing the names and amounts of the drugs ordered; ( 3) the subscription, or directions for mixing the ingredients and designation of the form ( pill, powder, solution, etc.) in which the drug is to be made; this usually begins with the word, misce, mix, or its abbreviation M.; ard finally the signature, or directions to the patient regarding the dose and times of taking the remedy; this is preceded by the word signa, designate, or its abbreviation S.

Usage examples for prescription:

  • And anyway, this garden party is a prescription of mine. "The Window-Gazer", Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  • " I cannot take your prescription in that crude form," she replied, with more seriousness than I had expected. "The Allen House or Twenty Years Ago and Now", T. S. Arthur
  • But on the mantel- shelf was the prescription which the doctor had written the night before. "The Shape of Fear", Elia W. Peattie

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