Dictionary > Prescription

Prescription

prescription
(Science: pharmacology) A written direction for the preparation and administration of a remedy.
A prescription consists of the heading or superscription that is, the symbol R or the word recipe, meaning take, the inscription, which contains the names and quantities of the ingredients, the subscription or directions for compounding and the signature, usually introduced by the sign s. For signa, mark, which gives the directions for the patient which are to be marked on the receptacle.
Origin: L. Praescriptio


You will also like...

Freshwater Ecology
Freshwater Ecology

Freshwater ecology focuses on the relations of aquatic organisms to their freshwater habitats. There are two forms of co..

Homeostasis by water regulation
Homeostasis of Organism Water Regulation

Osmoregulation is the regulation of water concentrations in the bloodstream, effectively controlling the amount of water..

"Opabinia regalis"
The Evolutionary Development of Multicellular Organisms

Multicellular organisms evolved. The first ones were likely in the form of sponges. Multicellularity led to the evolutio..

A sperm cell fertilizing an ovum
Human Reproduction and Fertilization

For human species to obviate extinction, reproductive mature adults should be producing viable offspring in order to con..

Peppered moth ("Biston betularia") melanic and light form
Examples of Natural Selection

Darwin's Finches are an example of natural selection in action. They are an excellent example of the way species' gene p..

New Zealand Fauna
New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

Meet some of New Zealand's unique fauna, including endemic insects, frogs, reptiles, birds, and mammals, and investigate..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics