medication Definition

a substance used for medical treatment, especially a medicine or drug.

Using medication: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "medication" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The doctor prescribed a new medication for her condition.

  • Example

    He forgot to take his medication this morning.

  • Example

    The medication helped alleviate her symptoms.

  • Example

    She is allergic to certain medications.

medication Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for medication

Phrases with medication

  • over-the-counter medication

    a medication that can be purchased without a prescription


    I bought some over-the-counter medication for my headache.

  • a medication that requires a prescription from a doctor or other healthcare professional


    She needs to refill her prescription medication at the pharmacy.

  • a non-traditional or complementary approach to medical treatment, such as herbal remedies or acupuncture


    He decided to try alternative medication for his chronic pain.


Summary: medication in Brief

The term 'medication' [ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən] refers to substances used for medical treatment, including medicines and drugs. It can be prescribed by a doctor or purchased over-the-counter, and may include alternative approaches like herbal remedies. Examples of usage include 'The doctor prescribed a new medication for her condition.' and 'She is allergic to certain medications.'

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