prescribe for

prescribe (something) for (someone or something)

1. To write a prescription of medicine for someone. He prescribed a mild pain sedative for Daniel to help him sleep.
2. To write a prescription of medicine to treat a particular illness, ailment, or disease. Can you prescribe anything for my insomnia?
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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?
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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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References in classic literature ?
A Fox asked him, "How can you pretend to prescribe for others, when you are unable to heal your own lame gait and wrinkled skin?'
He asked any student who happened to be standing near him what he would prescribe for a patient he had just seen.
Professor Nissen has been an expert adviser for the National Prescribing Service on prescribing competency standards, and she's been closely involved in the training and development of nurse practitioners who have been able to prescribe for more than 15 years.
They will be able to prescribe for and treat common skin conditions, ear infections, sore throats and common sexually transmitted infection.
When nurses prescribe for them typical benefits reported by patients who have diabetes are improvements in patient access to medications, faster service, and a more holistic model of care (Courtenay, Stenner, & Carey, 2010; Stenner, Courtenay, & Carey, 2011; Wilkinson et al., 2013).
However, Hall et al (2006) suggest that only 50% of health visitors with a V100 qualification prescribe for their clients, and further studies cite evidence of a low level of prescribing activity (While and Biggs, 2004; Thurtle, 2007, Young et al, 2009; Brooks, 2013).
The submissions showed a high level of support (more than 93 per cent) for specialist nurse prescribing, which would enable nurses who work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams in specialty services, or in general practice, to prescribe for common conditions such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension.
New Brunswickers are well served by our primary health care NPs who diagnose and prescribe for clients under their care.
NP with prescribing privileges who does not prescribe or who does not prescribe for Medicare patients: There is a fair chance that these NPs may be flagged for a penalty because their carrier billing records won't show evidence of e-prescribing.
* Contain the features needed to support doctors who prescribe for seriously mentally ill patients?
They were given the right to prescribe for long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes - typically the domain of GPs
There are about 7,000 extended formulary nurse prescribers, who are highly trained to diagnose and prescribe for a wide range of medical conditions.
Specialist nurses running diabetes and coronary heart disease clinics will be able to prescribe for their patients.
Nurses could get more powers to prescribe for long-term conditions such as asthma and diabetes, conditions already managed in nurse-led clinics.
Nurses would also be able to prescribe for long-term conditions such as asthma and diabetes.