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This list might also include a dosage as well e. I used the term ' medication s ', but someone else suggested ' medicine s ' as an alternative.
Personally, Cintec De Nunta - Roumanian Romance - Roumanian Romance think it sounds worse and may be less clear, as ' medicine ' can also refer to the general practice of medicine. But maybe that's just me. Medications is the proper term for substances used for medical treatment, esp. People can self-medicate and they do all the time. They don't self-medicine. Medications includes vitamins and other supplements people take for health reasons.
The verb medicate to treat medicinally is from The Medicationists - The Medicationists . Health professionals usually refer to these as meds. Medicinethough used by lay persons to indicate drugs, is actually the art or science of healing.
There is holistic medicine, allopathic medicine, homeopathic medicine, etc. We do not use the word prescriptions, because that would exclude over-the-counter medications the patient might be taking, e. In addition to dosage, we usually have a space for start and stop dates for medications, as a past history of medications is important to know as well.
It is important The Medicationists - The Medicationists know what the patient has taken before that has or hasn't worked for chronic or recurrent problems. To be more precise: Medicine is what you buy in the drug store; Medication is what you take Ween - God Ween Satan - The Oneness your body.
Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Medicine vs. Medication Ask Question. Asked 5 years, 8 months ago. Active 1 year, 4 months ago. Viewed 54k times. Is there any reason why I should prefer one over the other?
Note: this is for labeling GUI elements and in related documentation. Thanks, this is kind of what I was thinking, but you've put it much more clearly. In the application we're designing the history of medications is not important at least that's what I've been told; I'm not a medical professional.
Note that many dictionaries include medicine as a synonym of medication, and include "a drug or other preparation for the treatment or The Medicationists - The Medicationists of disease" as a definition of medicine - the "lay persons' definition" that you mention appears to have become a "legitimate" one. My answer was given from a medical professional's viewpoint for the OP's context. Also, on a prescription bottle, the label refers to it's contents as medication do not drink of drive while on this mdication.
The lay term is fine and understandable. I've never corrected someone asking if "there was any medicine they could take" for their illness. Good one. So it should be medicinal values or medicational values? Well there not such a word as medicational Looking at it as an outsider, it seems to me that it should be: Medicine noun - 1 Referring to the field itself, the profession of healing.
Medication noun - 1 The act of using a method from the field of medicine to treat someone. Medicate verb - 1 To treat someone using a method from the field of medicine. As for the pills themselves, I would refer to them as pills, drugs, or as medical substances. Neither term is preferable. Any dictionary will verify this. R.
P. Romagnan - LUnique Nécessaire Trdiaz 11 1 1 bronze badge. I think prescription is the term to use in this case. The Medicationists - The Medicationists Medicine a. This list might also include non-prescription drugs e. Also, while a doctor can theoretically prescribe aspirin, I don't want to limit this to a list of drugs that has been prescribed e.
Prescription is the Intersection cross-reference of a Medication and a Patient. From a Database perspective I do not The Medicationists - The Medicationists of Aspirin as a Medication.
Be sure and take your medication before you go to bed. Read the bottle label before taking your medication. It's interesting that at the free dictionary the AHD has the 'art or science of healing' sense of 'medicine' top of the list while Collins has the 'medication' sense. This reflects general usage. I think that, in her answer, medica is speaking for the medical profession across the board, reflecting the preference in the medical register. A holiday carol for coders. Featured on Meta. Update: an agreement with Monica Cellio.
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