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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
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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