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Adjective prescription has 1 sense
  1. prescription - available only with a doctor's written prescription; "a prescription drug"
    nonprescription, over-the-counter
Noun prescription has 4 senses
  1. prescription - directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing authoritative rules or directions; "I tried to follow her prescription for success"
    --1 is a kind of
    direction, instruction
    Derived form: verb prescribe1
  2. prescription drug, prescription, prescription medicine, ethical drug - a drug that is available only with written instructions from a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist; "he told the doctor that he had been taking his prescription regularly"
    --2 is a kind of medicine, medication, medicament, medicinal drug
    --2 has particulars: refill
  3. prescription - written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person
    --3 is a kind of
    written communication, written language
  4. prescription - written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient
    --4 is a kind of
    written communication, written language
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