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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pre·scrip·tion /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 pre·scrip·tion /prɪˈskrɪpʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pre·scrip·tion n.
 1. The act of prescribing, directing, or dictating; direction; precept; also, that which is prescribed.
 2. Med. A direction of a remedy or of remedies for a disease, and the manner of using them; a medical recipe; also, a prescribed remedy. Hence: a written order from a physician for a medication, which allows a patient to legally obtain medication which is required by law to be dispensed only on authorization from a physician or other qualified medical practitioner.
 3. Law A prescribing for title; the claim of title to a thing by virtue of immemorial use and enjoyment; the right or title acquired by possession had during the time and in the manner fixed by law.
    That profound reverence for law and prescription which has long been characteristic of Englishmen.   --Macaulay.
 Note:Prescription differs from custom, which is a local usage, while prescription is personal, annexed to the person only. Prescription only extends to incorporeal rights, such as a right of way, or of common. What the law gives of common rights is not the subject of prescription. --Blackstone. --Cruise. --Kent. In Scotch law, prescription is employed in the sense in which limitation is used in England and America, namely, to express that operation of the lapse of time by which obligations are extinguished or title protected. --Sir T. Craig. --Erskine.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : available only with a doctor's written prescription; "a
            prescription drug" [syn: prescription(a)] [ant: nonprescription(a)]
      n 1: directions prescribed beforehand; the action of prescribing
           authoritative rules or directions; "I tried to follow
           her prescription for success"
      2: a drug that is available only with written instructions from
         a doctor or dentist to a pharmacist; "he told the doctor
         that he had been taking his prescription regularly" [syn:
         prescription drug, prescription medicine, ethical
         drug] [ant: over-the-counter drug, over-the-counter
      3: written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a
         given person
      4: written instructions from a physician or dentist to a
         druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be
         issued to a given patient