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English definition of “prescription drug”

prescription drug

noun [C] uk   us  
a drug that can only be bought if a doctor orders it for you Medicine in different forms
(Definition of prescription drug from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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