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to count, label, and disburse multiple doses of medications to a patient.
To give out medicine and other necessities to the sick; to fill a medical prescription.
dispense/dis·pense/ (-pens´) to prepare medicines for and distribute them to their users.
v. dis·pensed, dis·pensing, dis·penses
a. To give or deal out, especially in parts or portions: a machine that dispenses candy; a neighbor who freely dispenses advice.
b. To prepare and give out (medicines).
Etymology: L, dis, apart, pensare, to weigh
to prepare and issue medications or medication mixtures from a pharmaceutical outlet or department.
To prepare and supply a therapeutic agent or medication.
To transfer a unit of blood products to a specific patient.
To prepare and give out medicine and other necessities to the sick; to fill a medical prescription.