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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun medication:

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Definition of the noun medication

What does medication mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: medications

  1. (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
  2. the act of treating with medicines or remedies

Alternative definition of the noun medication


  1. A medicine, or all the medicines regularly taken by a patient
  2. The administration of medicine


Medication was a group that included Logan Mader, Whitfield Crane, B. Blunt, Kyle Sanders and Roy Mayorga. They released a self-titled EP and an LP called Prince Valium through Locomotive Music, and filmed a video for the song "Inside". Before the recording of Prince Valium, Roy Mayorga parted ways from the group to rejoin Soulfly for the recording of 3. He was replaced by Chris Hamilton. They played one show in Los Angeles at The Gig on Melrose with Robert Trujillo, now of Metallica, on bass. They disbanded in 2003 due to the cancellation of their European tour and the US branch of their record label closing.


  1. "Medication" is a musical single of Spiritualized.
    • also known as Medication / Smiles
    • released on (23 years ago)
  2. "Medication" is a musical album of [distatix].
    • released in (7 years ago)
  3. "Medication" is a musical EP of Death in Vegas.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Medication" is a composition.
  5. "Medication" is a composition.
  6. "Medication" is a composition.
  7. "Medication" is a musical album of Mal Etre.
    • released in
  8. "Medication" is a musical EP of Medication.
    • released on (13 years ago)
  9. "Medication" is a musical EP of Alice Donut.
    • released in (23 years ago)


Medication a.k.a. Pharmaceutical drug: A pharmaceutical drug is a drug used in health care. Such drugs aid the diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease. Drug therapy is an important part of the medical field and relies on the science of pharmacology for continual advancement and on pharmacy for appropriate management.

Phrases with Medication

  1. Self-medication
  2. ionic medication
  3. giving medication
  4. anticoagulant medication
  5. antiarrhythmic medication
  6. lipid-lowering medication

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Medication

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Google previewLive Young, Think Young, Be Young (2012)

. . . At Any Age by Donald Vickery, Larry Matson, Carol Vickery

Medication is the usual treatment, but it not enough in at least half of people with increased blood pressure. Losing weight, exercising, eating healthy, and managing stress are often more effective. Blood pressure should be checked often ...

Google previewTeacher's Guide to ADHD (2011)

by Robert Reid, Joseph Johnson

For example, medication is a regular cover story in national news magazines and has received prominent coverage by network and public television. Medication has been termed “education's fix-it drug” by social critics (Divoky, 1989) and has ...

Google previewShorter Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry (2012)

by Philip Cowen, Paul Harrison, Tom Burns

Treatment Antipsychotic medication is the mainstay of treatment of late-onset schizophrenia, as in younger patients.

Another reason for cautious use of antipsychotic medication is that the risk of tardive dyskinesia appears to be considerably ...

Google previewChildren With School Problems: A Physician's Manual (2012)

by The Canadian Paediatric Society, Debra Andrews, William J. Mahoney

Medications. in. Managing. Children. with. School. Problems. Prescribing medication is a familiar role for physicians, and it ...

Google previewNCLEX-PN Exam Prep (2014)

by Wilda Rinehart, Diann Sloan, Clara Hurd

Psychotic Disorders One of the major reasons for non-compliance with prescribed antipsychotic medication is the development of extrapyramidal side effects (EPSE). Extrapyramidal side effects include: . Akathisia (subjective feelings of ...

Google previewNon-Drug Treatments for ADHD: New Options for Kids, Adults, and Clinicians (2012)

by Richard P. Brown, Patricia L. Gerbarg

When the main problem is hyperactivity, medication is a better option 196 NON-DRUGTREATMENTS fOR ADHD.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Parkinson's Disease (2009)

by Anthony D. Mosley

Medication Type Common Medications Common Side Effects adrenergic antagonists (alpha and beta blockers) amantadine antianxiety medications anticholinergics antidepressants MAOI-B inhibitors (neuroprotective therapy) muscle ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

often have profound effects on daily activities and medication adherence, further exacerbating the negative impact on health- related quality ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Counseling (2008)

by Frederick T. Leong

and external mechanisms used to remember to take medication, such as pill boxes or automatic reminder devices. Park has argued for the integration of these areas in a broader model for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Technology (2000)

Volume 20 - Supplement 3 by James Swarbrick, James C. Boylan

Medication Errors Do Occur Medication errors can occur anywhere, any time along the drug therapy course, from prescribing through transcribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring. An error can cause confusion, alarm, and frustration ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health and Aging (2007)

by Kyriakos S. Markides

Improving medication adherence. NY City Voices. 2001;(January–March ). Available at: www.newyorkcity Accessed September 22, 2006. Leventhal H, Nerenz DR, Steele DJ. Illness perceptions and coping with ...

Google previewMental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being [3 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being by Len Sperry

Haldol is a first-generation antipsychotic medication used in treating schizophrenia, short-term psychosis, mania, and delirium, as well as other medical conditions and disorders. Hypothyroidism is a condition in which an individual's thyroid ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2009)

by Joseph Kandel, Christine A. Adamec

Symptoms/Disorders Medication (Brand Name) Medication ( Generic Name) Blood clots Coumadin Warfarin Cough Depression Diabetes Enlarged prostate Heartburn, indigestion, sour stomach High blood pressure Delsym ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

medical history A record of a patient's previous medical conditions, treatment, inoculations, allergies, and *medication. It may be stored in a paper or electronic format. medical record See MEDICAL HISTORY. medical status An assessment of ...

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Success and failure are both difficult to endure. Along with success come drugs, divorce, fornication, bullying, travel, meditation, medication, depression, neurosis and suicide. With failure comes failure. (Joseph Heller)
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The value of this 10-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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