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prescribe something for someone

to order a medication to be given to or sold to someone. I asked the doctor to prescribe a painkiller for me. What can you prescribe for me for this illness?

prescribe something for something

to suggest or recommend something for a particular disease. Could you prescribe something for my cold? What can you prescribe for this illness?
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Then, I continued, no physician, in so far as he is a physician, considers his own good in what he prescribes, but the good of his patient; for the true physician is also a ruler having the human body as a subject, and is not a mere money-maker; that has been admitted?
The barber-gillie, who was a doctor too, was called in to prescribe for me; but as he spoke in the Gaelic, I understood not a word of his opinion, and was too sick even to ask for a translation.
Nature's Law prescribes two antagonistic decrees affecting Circular propagation; first, that as the race climbs higher in the scale of development, so development shall proceed at an accelerated pace; second, that in the same proportion, the race shall become less fertile.
Nurse prescribing first came about following the Cumberlege Report, Neighbourhood Nursing: A Focus For Care (Cumberlege, 1986), which recommended that nurses should be able to prescribe from a limited formulary.
Specialist nurse prescribing would enable nurses with a postgraduate diploma in prescribing, who worked in multidisciplinary teams in speciality services or in general practice, to prescribe for common conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension.
There is great variation in the prescribing legislation of different countries, which results in differences in the types of medications nurses can prescribe and the scope of prescribing privileges.
The inability to prescribe controlled substances electronically is slowing adoption of electronic prescribing, but financial incentives could make it worthwhile for physicians who see patients covered by Medicare to start "e-prescribing" now if they can, a consultant said.
The findings were that nurses sometimes differ from physicians in the number of patients they prescribe or in the choice of type of medication.
New regulations will enable Alberta pharmacists to prescribe certain drugs and administer some injections.
Despite strenuous efforts to control antimicrobial drug use and promote optimal prescribing, practitioners continue to prescribe excessively; it is estimated that up to 50% of antimicrobial drug use in hospitals is inappropriate (1-3).
As everyone knows, doctors prescribe medicines and medical procedures for their patients based upon their knowledge of the best scientific evidence available, evidence gleaned from reading unbiased, rigorously researched articles in prestigious medical journals.
His Virginia license was restored in 1997, and in 1998 he resumed his practice after the DEA reinstated the registration that allows doctors to prescribe controlled substances.
AM: Your introduction of Gaucho and Prescribe seed-applied insecticides seems to have gone well.
Though our observations continue, it appears that a reduced need for haloperidol is an unanticipated, but welcome, benefit of residency on the Alzheimer's unit, with the unit's residents displaying less of the agitation that would normally prompt a physician to prescribe the drug.
Access to patient drug history will enable physicians to prescribe the appropriate medication by verifying patient's allergies and checking for possible drug interactions.