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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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Examples for medications
  • Thought that as far as medications and drugs went, there was something for everything.
  • Often preventive medications do not have to be taken indefinitely.
  • Modern medicine utilizes medications and surgical procedures to induce abortion.
British Dictionary definitions for medications

medication

/ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən/
noun
1.
treatment with drugs or remedies
2.
a drug or remedy
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Word Origin and History for medications
medication
c.1600, from M.Fr. médication, from L. medicationem (nom. medicatio) "healing, cure," from medicare, medicari "medicate, heal, cure," from medicus "healing" (see medical). The verb medicate "to treat medicinally" is from 1620s.
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medications 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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