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med·i·ca·tion

 (mĕd′ĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. A drug or other substance used to treat disease or injury; a medicine.
2. The act or process of treating a patient with medicine: the response to medication.

medication

(ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Medicine) treatment with drugs or remedies
2. (Pharmacology) a drug or remedy

med•i•ca•tion

(ˌmɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the use or application of medicine.
2. a medicinal substance; medicament.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.medication - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of diseasemedication - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
acyclovir, Zovirax - an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms
alendronate, Fosamax - a tablet (trade name Fosamax) prescribed to prevent or treat osteoporosis in women after menopause
allopurinol, Zyloprim - a drug (trade name Zyloprim) used to treat gout and other conditions in which there is an excessive buildup of uric acid
amrinone, Inocor - a drug (trade name Inocor) used intravenously in heart failure; increases strength of contraction of myocardium
analgesic, anodyne, pain pill, painkiller - a medicine used to relieve pain
angiogenesis inhibitor - a drug that is designed to prevent the growth of blood vessels that nourish tumors
antiarrhythmic, antiarrhythmic drug, antiarrhythmic medication - a drug used to treat an abnormal heart rhythm
antibacterial, antibacterial drug, bactericide - any drug that destroys bacteria or inhibits their growth
anticholinergic, anticholinergic drug - a substance that opposes or blocks the action of acetylcholine
anticholinesterase - a medicine that inhibits cholinesterase by combining with it and so has a cholinergic effect
anticoagulant, anticoagulant medication, decoagulant - medicine that prevents or retards the clotting of blood
anticonvulsant, anticonvulsant drug, antiepileptic, antiepileptic drug - a drug used to treat or prevent convulsions (as in epilepsy)
antidepressant, antidepressant drug - any of a class of drugs used to treat depression; often have undesirable side effects
antidiabetic, antidiabetic drug - a drug used to treat diabetes mellitus
antidiarrheal, antidiarrheal drug - a drug used to control or stop diarrhea
antidiuretic, antidiuretic drug - a drug that limits the formation of urine
antiemetic, antiemetic drug - a drug that prevents or alleviates nausea and vomiting
antihistamine - a medicine used to treat allergies and hypersensitive reactions and colds; works by counteracting the effects of histamine on a receptor site
antihypertensive, antihypertensive drug - a drug that reduces high blood pressure
anti-inflammatory, anti-inflammatory drug - a medicine intended to reduce inflammation
antiprotozoal, antiprotozoal drug - a medicinal drug used to fight diseases (like malaria) that are caused by protozoa
antipyretic, febrifuge - any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever
antiseptic - a substance that destroys micro-organisms that carry disease without harming body tissues
antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, spasmolytic - a drug used to relieve or prevent spasms (especially of the smooth muscles)
antitussive - any medicine used to suppress or relieve coughing
antiviral, antiviral agent, antiviral drug - any drug that destroys viruses
APC - a drug combination found in some over-the-counter headache remedies (aspirin and phenacetin and caffeine)
astringent, astringent drug, styptic - a drug that causes contraction of body tissues and canals
atomic cocktail - an oral dose of radioactive substance used in treatment and diagnosis of cancer
azathioprine, Imuran - an immunosuppressive drug (trade name Imuran) used to prevent rejection of a transplanted organ
blocking agent, blocker - a class of drugs that inhibit (block) some biological process
bronchodilator - a drug that relaxes and dilates the bronchial passageways and improves the passages of air into the lungs
calcium blocker, calcium-channel blocker - any of a class of drugs that block the flow of the electrolyte calcium (either in nerve cell conduction or smooth muscle contraction of the heart); has been used in the treatment of angina or arrhythmia or hypertension or migraine
carminative - medication that prevents the formation of gas in the alimentary tract or eases its passing
Atromid-S, clofibrate - a drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases
clopidogrel bisulfate, Plavix - a blood thinner (trade name Plavix) approved for the treatment of mild heart attacks; works by preventing blood platelets from sticking together to form clots that would restrict blood flow
cold medicine - medicine intended to relieve the symptoms of the common cold
2.medication - the act of treating with medicines or remedies
therapy - (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.); "the quarterback is undergoing treatment for a knee injury"; "he tried every treatment the doctors suggested"; "heat therapy gave the best relief"
antipyresis - medication with antipyretics to treat a fever
giving medication, administration - the act of administering medication

medication

noun medicine, drug, cure, remedy, prescription, medicament She stopped taking the prescribed medication.

medication

noun
1. An agent used to restore health:
2. A substance used in the treatment of disease:
Translations

medication

[ˌmedɪˈkeɪʃən] N (= drugs) → medicación f

medication

[ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən] n (= drugs) → médication f
to be on medication → être sous médication

medication

n (act) → (medizinische) Behandlung; (= drugs etc)Verordnung f, → Medikamente pl

medication

[ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃn] n (medicine) → medicinali mpl, farmaci mpl

med·i·ca·tion

n. medicina, medicamento; pop. remedio.

medication

n medicamento
References in classic literature ?
Becky first accepted the tracts and began to examine them with great interest, engaging the Dowager in a conversation concerning them and the welfare of her soul, by which means she hoped that her body might escape medication.
On average, a specialty-drug patient spends $1,400 for a 30-day supply of medication, and this figure continues to rise.
Medications widely prescribed to treat schizophrenia cost hundreds of dollars more each month than does a less popular, older medication that has similar success at alleviating symptoms of the disorder.
The medication system is one of the main areas of focus for any comprehensive patient safety program.
Increased expenditures for individuals with the lowest CD4 cell counts reflect mainly their need for other types of medication and for hospitalization.
The goal for pregnant women, as for any patient, is to control asthma symptoms with the least amount of medication possible.
In Arizona, the governor recently signed a bill authorizing a two-year pilot study using CNAs trained as medication technicians in SNFs' nonskilled, or "custodial," units.
Medical modules must provide reliable information about medication disbursement and record treatment processes and make data available for compensating the camp through filing insurance claims or billing parents.
Joy says, "What the medication does is mask some of their symptoms.
Threats of suicide and robbery as well as personal attacks on some of the 35 employees at the Valencia Pharmacy have forced the staff to call security at least three times a week to help them handle unruly patients who have been told the county will no longer pay for their medication.
About three years ago I developed high blood pressure and began taking medication.