medication


medication
1. The act of medicating. 2. A medicinal substance, or medicament.
- ionic m. SYN: iontophoresis.
- maintenance m. m. taken to stabilize an illness or symptoms of illness.
- preanesthetic m. drugs administered prior to an anesthetic to decrease anxiety and to obtain a smoother induction of, maintenance of, and emergence from anesthesia.
- sublingual m. a drug dosage form intended to be used by placement under the tongue; the drug ( e.g., nitroglycerin) is absorbed from the mucosal tissues and bypasses the gastrointestinal tract, where it may be partially or totally degraded.

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med·i·ca·tion .med-ə-'kā-shən n
1) the act or process of medicating
2) a medicinal substance: MEDICAMENT

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n.
1. a substance administered by mouth, applied to the body, or introduced into the body for the purpose of treatment. Medicated dressings are applied to wounds to prevent infection and allow normal healing. See also premedication.
2. treatment of a patient using drugs.

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med·i·ca·tion (med″ĭ-kaґshən) [L. medicatio] 1. a drug or medicine. 2. impregnation with a medicine. 3. administration of a medicine or other remedy.

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