Rescription vs Prescription - What's the difference?

rescription | prescription |


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.

rescription

English

Noun

  • The act of writing back; the answering of a letter.
  • (Loveday)
    (Webster 1913)

    prescription

    Alternative forms

    * (archaic)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (legal) The act of prescribing a rule, law, etc. .
  • "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.
  • (legal) A period of time within which a right must be exercised, unless the right is extinguished.
  • The prescription governing the victim’s right to enter a charge shall be interrupted by virtue of section 95 of the Criminal Code.
  • (medicine) A written order, as by a physician or nurse practitioner, for the administration of a medicine or other intervention. See also scrip.
  • The surgeon wrote a prescription for a pain killer and physical therapy.
  • (medicine) The prescription medicine or intervention so prescribed.
  • The pharmacist gave her a bottle containing her prescription .
  • (ophthalmology) The formal description of the lens geometry needed for spectacles, etc. .
  • The optician followed the optometrist's prescription for her new eyeglasses.
  • A piece of advice.
  • "Early to bed and early to rise" is a prescription for a healthy lifestyle.

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (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.

    See also

    * proscription ---- ==Jèrriais==

    Noun

    (f)