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1[mass noun] A drug or other form of medicine that is used to treat or prevent disease:‘he was given medication for pain’[count noun] ‘certain medications can cause dizziness’
medicine, drug, medication, remedy, cure, dose, treatment, preparation, mixtureView synonyms
- ‘We also collected data on over the counter medications purchased and visits made to private practitioners.’
- ‘So you may be able to decrease the dosages of your medications or stop taking some of them.’
- ‘The physician in charge provided a pharmacy for making up the medications prescribed.’
- ‘Some people say they need the stimulant medications and some people say they don't.’
- ‘Nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications as part of their practice.’
- ‘Personally, I agree with continued restrictions on the use of certain drugs and medications.’
- ‘So we're starting to see the down side of long-term use of these toxic medications.’
- ‘They took no medications and had no febrile disease in the month before the study.’
- ‘It can take decades to detect important and unanticipated side effects of medications reliably.’
- ‘Herbal remedies are used alone or in conjunction with prescribed medications.’
- ‘They can be useful for people who experience side-effects with other medications.’
- ‘He was not able to take any prescription medications with him on such short notice.’
- ‘Many new mothers remain reluctant to take such medications while nursing.’
- ‘Although she also abuses prescribed medications, her drug of choice is alcohol.’
- ‘The side effects of medications have to be weighed against the risks of the illness.’
- ‘It is good practice to ensure that any partner of the patient is aware of the effects of prescribed medications.’
- ‘It is important to understand it in context and avoid premature use of medications.’
- ‘Drug companies are also working hard on developing new medications to treat obesity.’
- ‘Different medications treating these diseases have been used in clinical trials.’
- ‘We have a whole list of medications that we can offer people right now in the clinic.’
- 1.1 Treatment using drugs:‘chronic gastrointestinal symptoms may require prolonged medication’
therapy, surgery, medical attention, medical care, care, ministrations, nursingView synonyms
- ‘We talk round and round the question of whether to have more drug medication before surgery.’
- ‘Jeffrey was described as having a mental age of eight and needed constant care and medication.’
- ‘It is true that older people have a range of health problems requiring medication.’
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