Sunday, May 23, 2010

What does RX mean when taking prescription drugs?


Answers:
In English, "Rx" doesn't seem to have any connection to "pharmacy." However it does in Latin, albeit in a roundabout way.According to Yahoo! Reference, "Rx" means "prescription for medicine." The letters abbreviate the Latin word recipe, which is a form of the verb "to take."Doctors write Rx in the heading of prescriptions as an instruction to "take" the medicine. The pharmacists filling the orders understand this shorthand (and hopefully they can read the doctors' handwriting) and print it on pill bottles with whatever else doctors order, such as "take twice daily with food." Somewhere along the line, pharmacists started using "Rx" on their storefront signs so patients knew where to get their doctors' instructions translated.
Rx just means "prescription medicine." The letters abbreviate the Latin word recipe, which is a form of the verb "to take."
www.dictionary.comRx
n.
A prescription for medicine or a medical appliance.
A remedy, cure, or solution for a disorder or problem.
RX mean take thou..
Rx doesnt mean prescription medicine.
its a short cut of some greek word meaning (THERAPY)
Therapy can be anyform ,not neccassarily medicines.
ok !!
ps. stop looking in dictionaries.
Rx means -A prescription for medicine or a medical appliance.Also means--A remedy, cure, or solution for a disorder or problem.. I hope this is what you where looking for.
RX is just an abbreviation of the medical term Prescrption Drug
Rx is a Greek terminology used in the history of medicine. It almost makes a sort of salute to the God of health %26 medicine that is explained with snake spiriling over an object. Conventionally, Physicians consider this as a right method to follow and we come across this simple term just before medical prescription.Ok!
A question for all !
What the surgeons have to write equivalent to Rx.
There was one, but is not in use.
Think it over ! Ofcourse, there is one.
Search in the old books!

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