A physician’s order for the preparation and administration of a drug or device for a patient. A prescription has several parts. They include the superscription or heading with the symbol “R” or “Rx”, which stands for the word recipe (meaning, in Latin, to take); the inscription, which contains the names and quantities of the ingredients; the subscription or directions for compounding the drug; and the signature which is often preceded by the sign “s” standing for signa (Latin for mark), giving the directions to be marked on the container.
- Prescription drug
A drug requiring a prescription, as opposed to an over-the-counter drug, which can be purchased without one.
- Presentation, breech
Birth in which the buttocks present before the head.
- Presentation, footling
There are single-footling or double-footling presentations depending upon whether the presenting part of the baby at delivery is just one foot or both feet.
- Presentation, vertex
In a vertex presentation, the top of the baby’s head comes first at delivery. The vertex here refers specifically to the top of the head The word “vertex” in Latin means a “whirlpool, whirlwind.” Why “top of the head”? Because the hairs on the top of the head often form a whorl, a whirl-like pattern.
depression, back pain, arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, and gastrointestinal disorders. An example of presenteeism might ibe an employee who suffers from depression and so is less able to work effectively. And another example might be the employee with a migraine headache who may have difficulty looking at a computer screen. In a sense, […]