prescription medicine

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prescription medicine 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"
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Quotations

  • Napoleon Bonaparte
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    “Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which, taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind.”
  • Tony Alesandra
    Tony Alesandra
    “In selling as in medicine, prescription before diagnosis is malpractice.”

Usage

In literature:

He wrote out a prescription, and Dada for the medicine at once.
"The Hungry Stones And Other Stories" by Rabindranath Tagore
But would that medicine have suited his case, or must grim Experience write sterner prescriptions with iron hand?
"The Caxtons, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
But to my theories of medicine his diagnosis was shallow, and his prescriptions obsolete.
"A Strange Story, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There was also a standard work on medicine, in which medical prescriptions and spells were mixed together.
"Early Israel and the Surrounding Nations" by Archibald Sayce
I'm going to insist upon a new medicine; my first prescription was not the right one.
"Max" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
DR. PIERCE'S FAVORITE PRESCRIPTION is an efficient remedy in cases requiring a medicine to regulate the menstrual function.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The former always carried his medicine with him, the latter writes prescriptions.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
He gives no medicine, his invariable prescription being a little gentle exercise.
"Hildegarde's Holiday" by Laura E. Richards
Although patent medicines were often prescription items, they did not have to be.
"Old English Patent Medicines in America" by George B. Griffenhagen
Another objection to amateur prescription of medicine is the fact that most drugs have more than one effect.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
If you will only for once take the medicine, without reflecting upon the prescription, and pack up this very day.
"The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
I mean to provide the medicines myself, and to fill my own prescriptions.
"Dolly's College Experiences" by Mabel Cronise Jones
Experience has proved that nerves cannot be restored by dope, patent medicines, tonics or prescriptions.
"Think" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Mr. Greenhow's prescriptions were confined at first to opiates, and other medicines to alleviate symptoms.
"Harriet Martineau" by Florence Fenwick Miller
We'll hunt up some old prescriptions, and pretend we're poor people come for medicine.
"Paddy-The-Next-Best-Thing" by Gertrude Page
But if neither this Medicine, nor the Prescription of No.
"Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health" by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
We are told of a patient who, instead of the medicine prescribed, swallowed the prescription!
"The Doctor in History, Literature, Folk-Lore, Etc." by Various
She liked to change a laborer's medicine fetched from the doctor, and substitute a prescription of her own.
"Felix Holt, The Radical" by George Eliot
A customer was entering it with a prescription and a medicine-bottle.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood
He asked me for medicine and prescription.
"The Secrets of a Kuttite" by Edward O. Mousley
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In poetry:

My sister is better than all prescriptions,
She does more for me than all medicines;
Her coming to me is my amulet,
The sight of her makes me well!
"Sickness Invaded Me" by Anonymous Africas
Now Uncle Sammy was faithful,
And various remedies tried;
He gave her the doctor's prescriptions,
And plenty of logic beside;
But logic and medicine failed him, and so one day she died.
"Uncle Sammy" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

A former probation officer accused of stealing prescription pain medicine and a puppy from one of her probationers has been charged.
Best Cure for What Ails You EAST SIDE PRESCRIPTION CENTER, Providence Though often described as "medicine," the alcohol products here aren't intended as such.
North Carolina may be two years away from joining Oregon and Mississippi as the only states to classify pseudoepehdrine as a prescription-only medicine.
But because these products don't undergo the same US Food and Drug Administration testing that prescription medicines do, some of these supplements could be unsafe.
Unwanted prescription medicine can be dropped off from 10 am to 2 pm Saturday at the following locations.
You are responsible for the entire payment of the prescription medicine purchased after any discounts are applied.
A northeast Georgia sheriff has installed a permanent box designed for residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription medicine.
(AP) — A northeast Georgia sheriff has installed a permanent box designed for residents to dispose of unused or expired prescription medicine.
If laughter is the best medicine then few are more qualified to offer a prescription than comedian, movie star and practicing doctor Riaad Moosa.
Thank you to those who thought making us get prescription to get all the "D" allergy medicine was a good idea.
A Solon woman, 30, was thwarted in her effort to obtain prescription pain medicine illegally.
Riding the current folk wave is Old Crow Medicine Show, which has whipped up a prescription to string success along.
But some doctors say the new law , referred to as House Bill 1, is hurting patients who actually need prescription pain medicine.
Anyone on prescription medicine knows just how much a handful of pills can cost.
Health regulators should change the prescription guidelines for opioid painkillers to prevent more people abusing the powerful and addictive medicines, urged a group of medical and public health experts.
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