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signature

 [sig´nah-chur]
the part of a drug prescription that gives directions to be followed by the patient in taking the medicine.

sig·na·ture

(sig'nă-chūr, -tūr),
The part of a prescription containing the directions to the patient.
[Mediev. L. signatura, fr. L. signum, a sign, mark]

signature

/sig·na·ture/ (-chur) the part of a prescription that gives directions as to the taking of the medicine.

signature

(sĭg′nə-chər)
n.
1. Medicine The part of a physician's prescription containing directions to the patient.
2. See chemical signature.

signature

[sig′nəchər]
Etymology: L, signare, (sig) to mark
in pharmacy, a part of a prescription containing instructions to the patient about dosage and manner and frequency of administration.

signature

Medspeak
A general term for a highly specific pattern that defines a substance of interest (e.g., chemical, protein, DNA) or an individual (e.g., a perpetrator of a crime, a parent in issues of paternity) as being unique; the term is often used interchangeably with “fingerprint”.

Vox populi
A person’s name hand-written in script by that person which, when placed on a document (e.g., patient’s chart, prescription for patient therapy, consent form), is legally binding.

signature

Medtalk Any highly specific pattern that defines a substance of interest–eg, chemical, protein, DNA, as being unique; the term is often used interchangeably with 'fingerprint' Vox populi See Digital signature, Electronic signature.

sig·na·ture

(sig'nă-chŭr)
The part of a prescription containing the directions to the patient.
[Mediev. L. signatura, fr. L. signum, a sign, mark]

prescription

signed, written formula for a medicinal preparation, made out by a designated practitioner, and consisting of:
  • inscription names and amounts of drugs ordered

  • signature dose and times of dosing

  • subscription designated drug form

  • superscription recipient details

sig·na·ture

(s) (sig'nă-chŭr)
Part of a prescription containing directions to the patient.
[Mediev. L. signatura, fr. L. signum, a sign, mark]

signature,

n See signa.

signature

that part of a drug prescription that gives directions to be followed by the patient in its use.

root signature
see root signature.
References in classic literature ?
Please turn that cardboard face down, and take this one, and compare it searchingly, by the magnifier, with the fatal signature upon the knife handle, and report your finding to the court.
And how well you fit in 'The Knight of the Rueful Countenance' into the signature.
Sir," said he, "up to this time -- and it is now more than four-and-twenty years since I received the direction of this house from my father, who had himself conducted it for five and thirty years -- never has anything bearing the signature of Morrel & Son been dishonored.
He snatched a pen, and was about to affix his signature to the paper that lay on the table, when the Captain of Castle William placed his hand upon his shoulder.
When Fred stated the circumstances of his debt, his wish to meet it without troubling his father, and the certainty that the money would be forthcoming so as to cause no one any inconvenience, Caleb pushed his spectacles upward, listened, looked into his favorite's clear young eyes, and believed him, not distinguishing confidence about the future from veracity about the past; but he felt that it was an occasion for a friendly hint as to conduct, and that before giving his signature he must give a rather strong admonition.
He took the letter over to his green-shaded writing lamp, and examined the signature carefully.
He lodged an information against Cornelius de Witt, setting forth that the warden -- who, as he had shown by the letters added to his signature, was fuming at the repeal of the Perpetual Edict -- had, from hatred against William of Orange, hired an assassin to deliver the new Republic of its new Stadtholder; and he, Tyckelaer was the person thus chosen; but that, horrified at the bare idea of the act which he was asked to perpetrate, he had preferred rather to reveal the crime than to commit it.
Wyvil smiled, as he looked at the folded page, which hid the signature.
The old vagabond, greatly amused by Moody's scruples, saw plainly enough that, so long as he wrote the supposed letter from Hardyman in the third person, it mattered little what handwriting was employed, seeing that no signature would be necessary.
she said, pointing to my first unfortunate signature with the feather end of her pen.
And she heard of Lady Winwood recently under very strange circumstances--circumstances connected with a signature in one of the books of the church.
After long negotiations over the legal details, the money was at last ready to be paid; but the notary, a most obliging person, could not hand over the order, because it must have the signature of the president, and the president, though he had not given over his duties to a deputy, was at the elections.