Definition of Medication

1. Noun. (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease.

Exact synonyms: Medicament, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Specialized synonyms: Acyclovir, Zovirax, Alendronate, Fosamax, Allopurinol, Zyloprim, Amrinone, Inocor, Analgesic, Anodyne, Pain Pill, Painkiller, Angiogenesis Inhibitor, Antiarrhythmic, Antiarrhythmic Drug, Antiarrhythmic Medication, Antibacterial, Antibacterial Drug, Bactericide, Anticholinergic, Anticholinergic Drug, Anticholinesterase, Anticoagulant, Anticoagulant Medication, Decoagulant, Anticonvulsant, Anticonvulsant Drug, Antiepileptic, Antiepileptic Drug, Antidepressant, Antidepressant Drug, Antidiabetic, Antidiabetic Drug, Antidiarrheal, Antidiarrheal Drug, Antidiuretic, Antidiuretic Drug, Antiemetic, Antiemetic Drug, Antihistamine, Antihypertensive, Antihypertensive Drug, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-inflammatory Drug, Antiprotozoal, Antiprotozoal Drug, Antipyretic, Febrifuge, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antispasmodic Agent, Spasmolytic, Antitussive, Antiviral, Antiviral Agent, Antiviral Drug, Apc, Astringent, Astringent Drug, Styptic, Atomic Cocktail, Azathioprine, Imuran, Blocker, Blocking Agent, Bronchodilator, Calcium Blocker, Calcium-channel Blocker, Carminative, Atromid-s, Clofibrate, Clopidogrel Bisulfate, Plavix, Cold Medicine, Counterirritant, Cytotoxic Drug, Decongestant, Demulcent, Diaphoretic, Antabuse, Disulfiram, Dosage, Dose, Drixoral, Drug Cocktail, Haart, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, Expectorant, Expectorator, Fixed-combination Drug, Gemfibrozil, Lopid, Haematinic, Hematinic, Herbal Medicine, Histamine Blocker, Immune Suppressant Drug, Immunosuppressant, Immunosuppressive, Immunosuppressive Drug, Immunosuppressor, Inhalant, Inhalation, Isoproterenol, Isuprel, Isordil, Isosorbide, Lipid-lowering Medication, Lipid-lowering Medicine, Statin, Statin Drug, Mecholyl, Methacholine, Nux Vomica, Over-the-counter Drug, Over-the-counter Medicine, Oxytocic, Oxytocic Drug, Camphorated Tincture Of Opium, Paregoric, Patent Medicine, Cuprimine, Penicillamine, Metrazol, Pentamethylenetetrazol, Pentylenetetrazol, Pharmaceutic, Pharmaceutical, Placebo, Powder, Ethical Drug, Prescription, Prescription Drug, Prescription Medicine, Probenecid, Aperient, Cathartic, Physic, Purgative, Curative, Cure, Remedy, Therapeutic, Rubefacient, Depressant, Downer, Sedative, Sedative Drug, Soothing Syrup, Specific, Carafate, Sucralfate, Sudatory, Sudorific, Suppository, Tincture, Restorative, Tonic, Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitor, Vermicide, Anthelminthic, Anthelmintic, Helminthic, Vermifuge
Generic synonyms: Drug
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Terms within: Physostigmine
Examples of category: Prescription, Nonprescription, Over-the-counter
Derivative terms: Medicate, Medicate, Medicate, Medicinal, Medicine

2. Noun. The act of treating with medicines or remedies.
Generic synonyms: Therapy
Specialized synonyms: Antipyresis, Administration, Giving Medication
Derivative terms: Medicate, Medicate

Definition of Medication

1. Noun. A medicine, or all the medicines regularly taken by a patient ¹

2. Noun. The administration of medicine ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Medication

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Medical Definition of Medication

1. 1. Impregnation with a medicine. 2. The administration of remedies. 3. A medicament. Origin: L. Medicatio (05 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Medication

medicare check
medicare part a
medicare part b
medicare payment
medication (current term)
medication errors
medication systems
medicinable finger

Literary usage of Medication

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The ABCs of Safe & Healthy Child Care: A Handbook for Child Care Providers by Cynthia M. Hale, Jacqueline A. Polder (2000)
"Before agreeing to give any medication, whether prescription or ... You should make sure that any prescribed medication that you give to a child: • Has the ..."

2. The Women's Health and Aging Study: Health and Social Characteristics of edited by Jack M. Guralnik, Linda P. Fried, Eleanor M. Simonsick, Judith D. Kasper, Mary E. Lafferty (1996)
"The interviewer recorded the medication name, whether it was prescribed or ... If the medication container was not available, only the name, ..."

3. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1897)
"7 medication, sublimate. 7th no medication. 8th 9th 10th llth 12th 13th . ... no medication. 97 days. After the first three days, when the normal flow of ..."

4. Ill-Equipped: U.S. Prisons and Offenders with Mental Illness by Sasha Abramsky (2003)
"One-fourth of the prisoners were receiving psychotropic medication and had a history of mental illness. One of the prisoners was a forty-seven-year- old man ..."

5. Assessment and Treatment of Patients With Coexisting Mental Illness and by Richard Ries (1996)
"As medication noncompliance is strongly associated with both AOD use and psychotic relapse, blood medication levels (including antipsychotic and lithium ..."

6. The Art of Anaesthesia by Paluel Joseph Flagg (1922)
"CHAPTER XIV PRELIMINARY medication IN ANESTHESIA BY preliminary medication we mean that medication which is given before the anaesthetic has been induced. ..."

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