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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.
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medication

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

noun medicine, drug, cure, remedy, prescription, medicament She stopped taking the prescribed medication.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

medication

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

medication

[ˌmedɪˈkeɪʃən] N (= drugs) → medicación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

medication

[ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən] n (= drugs) → médication f
to be on medication → être sous médication
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

medication

n (act) → (medizinische) Behandlung; (= drugs etc)Verordnung f, → Medikamente pl
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

medication

[ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃn] n (medicine) → medicinali mpl, farmaci mpl
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

med·i·ca·tion

n. medicina, medicamento; pop. remedio.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Collins Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

medication

n medicamento
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References in periodicals archive ?
Historically, SOCE have included some extreme measures, such as forced institutionalization, forced medication, and electroconvulsive shock therapy.
The parties have requested that, before the court sets an evidentiary hearing to allow the psychological and psychiatric experts to provide evidence on the medical issues raised by the Sell factors, the court decide whether the forced medication of Evans to restore competency would serve an important governmental interest.
Trump's immigration policy has been characterised by unnecessary detention and inadequate monitoring that has allowed for abuses at detention centres including sexual assaults and forced medication of children.
For patients to be given an involuntary injection when not acutely threatening, typically states require some form of legal application for forced medication (a process that does not appear to have been observed in "Iron Fist").
THE Chinese government should stop hospitals subjecting LGBT people to conversion therapy involving electroshock and forced medication, a human rights group said.
In the film, he plays the recidivist criminal Randle McMurphy, who lands in a mental institution where patients are submitted to electroshock therapy and forced medication.
2d 63, 74 (2010) (stating competent individuals have "significant liberty interest in avoiding forced medication"); Washington v.
As a fluorosis suffer I perhaps have a bigger axe to grind than most, but the immorality of forced medication will not go away because some "experts" decree that it may benefit small children.
Despite Druery's continued bizarre behavior, though, he does not meet the prison's criteria for forced medication. And he is back on death row in Livingston.
Not only that, they also gave Oaks anti-psychotic medications that he neither wanted nor believed he needed, sparking his life of activism against the forced medication of patients with mental illness and the concept that they should be allowed to participate in defining their diagnosis and designing their own care.
(80) In order for the state's police power to justify forced medication, there must be an emergency which creates a compelling state interest, and medication is justified only for the duration of the emergency.
Prosecutor Suzanne Thomas claimed Webber forced medication into the two men.