MEDICATION

is the act of prescribing a drug or set of drugs, or non-invasive therapies such as breathing exercises to a patient to help them alleviate either symptoms or cure an ailment entirely. Overdosing on a medication can lead to serious health implications whereas underdoing on a medication can have little or no effect on the ailment it treats.

MEDICATION: "Typically, in a healthcare context, medication will be prescribed to a patient with a specific diagnosed condition to either alleviate the symptoms or better yet cure them entirely."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "MEDICATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/medication/ (accessed October 19, 2017).
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