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prescription

noun [C] (MEDICINE)    /prɪˈskrɪp.ʃən/
B1 a piece of paper on which a doctor writes the details of the medicine or drugs that someone needs : a doctor's prescription a prescription for sedatives UK The doctor should give you a repeat prescription (= another piece of paper allowing more of the same medicine to be given, often without the person seeing the doctor again). These drugs are only available on prescription (= with a prescription from a doctor ). Prescription charges (= the standard amount of money you pay for any medicine prescribed by a doctor ) are rising in June .Medicine in different forms
(Definition of prescription noun (MEDICINE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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