Definition of medication in English:

medication

Line breaks: medi|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /mɛdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • 1A 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
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    • 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 may require prolonged medication
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    • 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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