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Meaning of “prescription” - Learner’s Dictionary

prescription

noun     /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/
B1 [C] a piece of paper saying what medicine someone needs or the medicine itself: a doctor's prescription Medicine in different forms
on prescription UK ( US by prescription) If you get a medicine on prescription, you only get it if you have a written instruction from your doctor.Medicine in different forms
Translations of “prescription”
in Korean 처방전…
in Arabic وَصْفة طِبِيّة…
in Portuguese receita médica…
in Catalan recepta…
in Japanese 処方箋(せん)…
in Italian ricetta medica…
in Chinese (Traditional) 藥物, 處方,藥方, 處方上開的藥…
in Russian рецепт (на лекарство)…
in Turkish reçete…
in Chinese (Simplified) 药物, 处方,药方, 处方上开的药…
in Polish recepta…
(Definition of prescription from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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