Definition of medication in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘It is good practice to ensure that any partner of the patient is aware of the effects of prescribed medications.’
    • ‘They can be useful for people who experience side-effects with other medications.’
    • ‘The side effects of medications have to be weighed against the risks of the illness.’
    • ‘Herbal remedies are used alone or in conjunction with prescribed medications.’
    • ‘Nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications as part of their practice.’
    • ‘Some people say they need the stimulant medications and some people say they don't.’
    • ‘Different medications treating these diseases have been used in clinical trials.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We also collected data on over the counter medications purchased and visits made to private practitioners.’
    • ‘Personally, I agree with continued restrictions on the use of certain drugs and medications.’
    • ‘The physician in charge provided a pharmacy for making up the medications prescribed.’
    • ‘He was not able to take any prescription medications with him on such short notice.’
    • ‘Although she also abuses prescribed medications, her drug of choice is alcohol.’
    • ‘Many new mothers remain reluctant to take such medications while nursing.’
    • ‘We have a whole list of medications that we can offer people right now in the clinic.’
    • ‘So you may be able to decrease the dosages of your medications or stop taking some of them.’
    • ‘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.’
    medicine, drug, medication, remedy, cure, dose, treatment, preparation, mixture
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    1. 1.1Treatment using drugs.
      ‘chronic gastrointestinal symptoms may require prolonged medication’
      • ‘Jeffrey was described as having a mental age of eight and needed constant care and medication.’
      • ‘We talk round and round the question of whether to have more drug medication before surgery.’
      • ‘It is true that older people have a range of health problems requiring medication.’
      therapy, surgery, medical attention, medical care, care, ministrations, nursing
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