|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|1.||to lay down as a rule or directive|
|2.||law to claim or acquire (a right, title, etc) by prescription|
|3.||law to make or become invalid or unenforceable by lapse of time|
|4.||med to recommend or order the use of (a drug or other remedy)|
|[C16: from Latin praescrībere to write previously, from prae before + scrībere to write]|
overprescribe o·ver·pre·scribe (ō'vər-prĭ-skrīb')
v. o·ver·pre·scribed, o·ver·pre·scrib·ing, o·ver·pre·scribes
To prescribe medication excessively.
prescribe pre·scribe (prĭ-skrīb')
v. pre·scribed, pre·scrib·ing, pre·scribes
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of a disease.