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Prescribe Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    prescribe v : issue commands or orders for [syn: order, dictate]
Prescribe Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Prescribe \Pre*scribe"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Prescribed; p. pr & vb. n. Prescribing.] [L. praescribere, praescriptum; prae before + scriebe to write. See Scribe.]
  1. To lay down authoritatively as a guide, direction, or rule of action; to impose as a peremptory order; to dictate; to appoint; to direct. Prescribe not us our duties. --Shak. Let streams prescribe their fountains where to run. --Dryden.
  2. (Med.) To direct, as a remedy to be used by a patient; as, the doctor prescribed quinine. Syn: To appoint; order; command; dictate; ordain; institute; establish.
Prescribe Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Prescribe \Pre*scribe"\, v. i.
  1. To give directions; to dictate. A forwardness to prescribe to their opinions. --Locke.
  2. To influence by long use [Obs.] --Sir T. Browne.
  3. (Med.) To write or to give medical directions; to indicate remedies; as, to prescribe for a patient in a fever.
  4. (Law) To claim by prescription; to claim a title to a thing on the ground of immemorial use and enjoyment, that is, by a custom having the force of law.
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  • Pharmacist prescriber: In UK , From 1 May 2006, a new category of prescriber - the Pharmacist Independent Prescriber - was created. independent prescriber is able ...

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* That's not painting, that's Paint-By-Numbers. That's therapy for the artistically challenged. That's what they prescribe for cretins in dayrooms. - Jeff Melvoin


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  • Bill allowing optometrists to prescribe draws flak
    Some Arizona lawmakers and physicians are raising a red flag about a bill that would allow optometrists to prescribe some drugs that is set for a vote in the Senate. Read more on this news related to 'Prescribe'
  • Arizona bill allowing optometrists to prescribe draws flak
    Some Arizona lawmakers and physicians are raising a red flag about a bill that would allow optometrists to prescribe some drugs that is set for a vote in the Senate. Read more on this news related to 'Prescribe'
  • Free Drug Samples Prompt Skin Doctors To Prescribe Costlier Meds
    A new study adds to growing evidence that free drug samples influence doctors' prescribing habits. The cost difference to patients can be hundreds of dollars per office visit. Read more on this news related to 'Prescribe'

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