As nouns the difference between rescription and prescription
is that rescription
is the act of writing back; the answering of a letter while prescription
is (legal) the act of prescribing a rule, law, etc
As an adjective prescription is
(of a drug, etc
) only available with a physician or nurse practitioner's written prescription.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
The act of writing back; the answering of a letter.
(legal) The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc. .
(legal) A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.
- "Jurisdiction to prescribe " is a state's authority to make its laws applicable to certain persons or activities. -- Richard G. Alexander, Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996: Congress exceeds its jurisdiction to prescribe law. Washington and Lee Law Review, 1997.
(medicine) A written order, as by a physician or nurse practitioner, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.
- The prescription governing the victim’s right to enter a charge shall be interrupted by virtue of section 95 of the Criminal Code.
(medicine) The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.
- The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.
(ophthalmology) The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc. .
- The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription .
A piece of advice.
- The optician followed the optometrist's prescription for her new eyeglasses.
- "Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.
(of a drug, etc. ) only available with a physician or nurse practitioner's written prescription
- Many powerful pain killers are prescription drugs in the U.S.