- a direction, usually written, by the physician to the pharmacist for the preparation and use of a medicine or remedy.
- the medicine prescribed: Take this prescription three times a day.
- Also called positive prescription . a long or immemorial use of some right with respect to a thing so as to give a right to continue such use.
- Also called positive prescription . the process of acquiring rights by uninterrupted assertion of the right over a long period of time.
- Also called negative prescription . the loss of rights to legal remedy due to the limitation of time within which an action can be taken.
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Two other home tests approved by the FDA — Lucira Health’s “All-In-One” test kit and Abbott’s BinaxNOW test — require a doctor’s prescription, making them unhelpful for stopping asymptomatic transmission.A fast, at-home coronavirus test will be available to Americans this year|William Wan|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
His prescriptions have nothing to do with GameStop’s ailments.Despite record stock surge, GameStop is still struggling to stay afloat|Abha Bhattarai, Taylor Telford|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
You can be denied if you have abused prescription drugs or alcohol.
Cannabis for sickness and painThis plant isn’t legal in most of the US, but in some states you can grow cannabis and get flowers or therapeutic products derived from it with a medical prescription.Four plants that are scientifically proven to be therapeutic|Sandra Gutierrez G.|January 25, 2021|Popular-Science
Alternately you can also get prescription ski goggles, typically these work by inserting a prescription lens.Best ski goggles: What to look for in a pair you’ll love|Eric Alt|January 20, 2021|Popular-Science
Term limits could be a prescription to speed change along.
I take calcium and vitamin D supplements, but prescription medications are generally only for women in menopause.
With prescription drug abuse rampant in the U.S., New York is taking steps to stop it.No More Paper Prescriptions: Docs Fight Fraud by Going Electronic|Dale Eisinger|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His first prescription when I saw him was to have the CAT scan test that I had been forced to postpone for a month and a half.
No one should be given a lethal prescription of drugs when they are gripped by mental illness or in a temporary depression.On Her Own Terms: Why Brittany Maynard Has Chosen to Die|Gene Robinson|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No, I'm only going to save the reputation of AEsculapius by giving him a prescription got from a quack to give to a goose.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete|Gilbert Parker
The doctor who prescribes gratuitously gives a worthless prescription.
It arises from prescription (Greek: θεματισμὡ), from usage, or from nature.Ten Books on Architecture|Vitruvius
Very few cases had a second chill after taking the prescription.An Epitome of Homeopathic Healing Art|B. L. Hill
But we would earnestly advise her to try kissing a multitude of live men before taking so peculiar a prescription.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
British Dictionary definitions for prescription
- written instructions from a physician, dentist, etc, to a pharmacist stating the form, dosage strength, etc, of a drug to be issued to a specific patient
- the drug or remedy prescribed
- written instructions from an optician specifying the lenses needed to correct defects of vision
- (as modifier)prescription glasses
- the uninterrupted possession of property over a stated period of time, after which a right or title is acquired (positive prescription)
- the barring of adverse claims to property, etc, after a specified period of time has elapsed, allowing the possessor to acquire title (negative prescription)
- the right or title acquired in either of these ways