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English definition of “prescription”

prescription

noun [C] (MEDICINE)   /prɪˈskrɪp·ʃən/
a doctor’s written direction for the medicine that someone needs and how it is to be used, or the medicine itself: The doctor gave me prescriptions for antibiotics and cough syrup. The drugstore called to say your prescription is ready to be picked up.
(Definition of prescription noun (MEDICINE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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