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medication

[med-i-key-shuh n] /ˌmɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the use or application of medicine.
2.
a medicinal substance; medicament.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Latin medicātiōn- (stem of medicātiō). See medicate, -ion
Related forms
antimedication, adjective
hypermedication, noun
overmedication, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hypermedication

medication

/ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
treatment with drugs or remedies
2.
a drug or remedy
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Word Origin and History for hypermedication

medication

n.

early 15c., "medical treatment of a disease or wound," from Middle French médication and directly from Latin medicationem (nominative medicatio) "healing, cure," from past participle stem of medicare, medicari "to medicate, heal, cure" (poetic and Late Latin) from medicus "physician, healing" (see medical (adj.)).

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hypermedication in Medicine

medication med·i·ca·tion (měd'ĭ-kā'shən)
n.

  1. A medicine; a medicament.

  2. The act or process of treating with medicine.

  3. Administration of medicine.

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