Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What does Rx mean??


Answer:
*In English, "Rx" doesn't seem to have any connection to "pharmacy." However it does in Latin, albeit in a roundabout way.
According to Yahoo! Reference, "Rx" means "prescription for medicine." The letters abbreviate the Latin word recipe, which is a form of the verb "to take." Doctors write Rx in the heading of prescriptions as an instruction to "take" the medicine. The pharmacists filling the orders understand this shorthand (and hopefully they can read the doctors' handwriting) and print it on pill bottles with whatever else doctors order, such as "take twice daily with food." Somewhere along the line, pharmacists started using "Rx" on their storefront signs so patients knew where to get their doctors' instructions translated. Another possible meaning for "Rx" suggests that it's a form of the astrological symbol for the Roman god Jupiter, written on prescriptions to get the god's blessing. However, Jupiter's symbol bears only a faint resemblance to "Rx." Although Jupiter was something of a protector figure, mythology doesn't connect him with medicine or healing. Not surprisingly, this explanation still points the finger at Latin. *Rx and prescription means the same thing. Rx is derived from the old symbol for prescriptions. Source(s):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/rx...... *Pl. click on:
http://www.byedr.com/medicine/1813-byedr...
this means the prescription (medicines etc.) written by the doctors.
Rx stands for prescription.
Rx stands for prescription

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