Definitions of prescription:
  • noun:   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
  • noun:   written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
  • noun:   directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions
    Example: "I tried to follow her prescription for success"
  • noun:   a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist
    Example: "He told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"

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