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Pronunciation: /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/

Translation of prescription in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (for drug) receta (feminine); (for glasses) receta (feminine), fórmula (feminine) to make out a prescription extender* una receta to fill o (British English/inglés británico) make up a prescription preparar una receta available on prescription only en venta solamente bajo receta (before noun/delante del nombre) [glasses] de fórmula, graduado prescription charge (in UK)[ contribución del paciente al costo de las medicinas recetadas ]
    Example sentences
    • In brief, the general practitioner writes a prescription which the patient takes to the pharmacist.
    • The authors conclude that at least 7 percent of prescriptions written for pediatric patients in the emergency department are not filled.
    • Then I go to attend to my patients and write prescriptions and directions for their ailments.
    1.2 (recipe) [archaic] receta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Angus waited outside whilst I went in and bought Gerald's medicine, a continuing prescription routinely picked up once a month.
    • But with prescriptions like antibiotics, the medication must be finished for it to be effective.
    • At the chemist picking up my prescription, I saw two young guys standing in line.
    Example sentences
    • Your institution may have recommendations or prescriptions about the form this should take.
    • Put that way, those recommendations sound like a prescription for improvement of ecology in general, not just studies of urbanization effects.
    • However, the letter demonstrates that recommendations and prescriptions for society often reflect individual biases and belief systems.

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