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Noun: prescription  pri'skrip-shun
  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";
    - prescription drug, prescription medicine, ethical drug
  3. Written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
  4. Written instructions from a physician or dentist to a pharmacist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient
    - Rx
Adjective: prescription  pri'skrip-shun
  1. (medicine) available only with a doctor's written prescription
    "a prescription drug"

Derived forms: prescriptions

Type of: black and white, direction, instruction, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, written communication, written language

Antonym: nonprescription

Encyclopedia: Prescription