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medication

Syllabification: med·i·ca·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌmedəˈkāSH(ə)n
 
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Definition of medication in English:

noun

1A substance used for medical treatment, especially a medicine or drug: he’d been taking medication for depression certain medications can cause dizziness
More example sentences
  • Different medications treating these diseases have been used in clinical trials.
  • The physician in charge provided a pharmacy for making up the medications prescribed.
  • Nurse practitioners are able to prescribe medications as part of their practice.
1.1Treatment using drugs: chronic gastrointestinal symptoms which may require prolonged medication
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • Jeffrey was described as having a mental age of eight and needed constant care and medication.

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