Definitions of prescription

  1. 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"
  2. 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
  3. written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
  4. available only with a doctor's written prescription; " a prescription drug"
  5. The act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed.
  6. A direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy.
  7. The giving of a direction or rule; the direction or rule given; a written direction for the preparation and use of a medicine.
  8. Act of prescribing or directing: ( med.) a written direction for the preparation of a medicine: a recipe: ( law) custom continued until it has the force of law.
  9. Act of prescribing; written direction of remedies; custom or use long continued.
  10. Title obtained in law by long possession.
  11. The act of prescribing or directing by rules; that which is prescribed; a recipe; the claim or title to a thing by virtue of long use.
  12. The act of directing by rules; in med., the direction of remedies for a disease, and the method of using them; the thing prescribed; a recipe; custom continued until it has the force of law; a right acquired by immemorial or long use.
  13. ( of medicinal drugs) available only with a doctor's written prescription; " a prescription drug"
  14. Prescriptive.
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