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o·ver·pre·scribe

 (ō′vər-prĭ-skrīb′)
v. o·ver·pre·scribed, o·ver·pre·scrib·ing, o·ver·pre·scribes
v.intr.
To prescribe an excessive amount of a medication.
v.tr.
To prescribe (a medication) in excess of the amount needed.

o′ver·pre·scrip′tion (-skrĭp′shən) n.

overprescribe

(ˌəʊvəprɪsˈkraɪb)
vb (tr)
(Pharmacology) to prescribe too much of (a medication, etc)
Translations

overprescribe

[əʊvəprɪsˈkraɪb] (Pharm, Med)
A. VIrecetar demasiados medicamentos
B. VTrecetar sin control
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