prescription noun definition in Medical equipment topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

prescription

 noun: Medical equipment topic
[countable] prescription (for something) an official piece of paper on which a doctor writes the type of medicine you should have, and which enables you to get it from a chemist’s shop/drugstore The doctor gave me a prescription for antibiotics. (British English) Antibiotics are only available on prescription. (North American English) Antibiotics are only available by prescription. They are not available without a prescription. prescription drugs/medication(s)