|1.||a. written instructions from a physician, dentist, etc, to a pharmacist stating the form, dosage strength, etc, of a drug to be issued to a specific patient|
|b. the drug or remedy prescribed|
|2.||(modifier) (of drugs) available legally only with a doctor's prescription|
|3.||a. written instructions from an optician specifying the lenses needed to correct defects of vision|
|b. (as modifier): prescription glasses|
|4.||the act of prescribing|
|5.||something that is prescribed|
|6.||a long established custom or a claim based on one|
|a. the uninterrupted possession of property over a stated period of time, after which a right or title is acquired (positive prescription)|
|b. the barring of adverse claims to property, etc, after a specified period of time has elapsed, allowing the possessor to acquire title (negative prescription)|
|c. the right or title acquired in either of these ways|
|[C14: from legal Latin praescriptiō an order, prescription; see |
prescription pre·scrip·tion (prĭ-skrĭp'shən)
A written order, especially by a physician, for the preparation and administration of a medicine or other treatment.
A prescribed medicine or other treatment.
An ophthalmologist's or optometrist's written instruction, as for the grinding of corrective lenses.