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pre·scribe

(prē-skrīb'),
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

prescribe

(prĭ-skrīb′)
v. pre·scribed, pre·scribing, pre·scribes
v.tr.
To order the use of (a medicine or other treatment).
v.intr.
To order a medicine or other treatment.

pre·scrib′er n.

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for the preparation and administration of a remedy to be used in the treatment of any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

pre·scribe

(prĕ-skrīb')
To give directions, either orally or in writing, for preparation and administration of a remedy to be used to treat any disease.
[L. prae-scribo, pp. -scriptus, to write before]

Patient discussion about prescribe

Q. How do doctors know what chemo meds to prescribe? Do they take a piece of the cancer tumor and lab it to see what chemo drugs kill that specific cancer tumor cells. Or do they randomly figure these meds should respond to these cells? I understand that the doctors put a patient through killing all cells which may be better.

A. It all comes down to a "hit or miss" if one chemo type doesn't work then they try another, or combinations. From experience and testing they basically know which type of chemo works on an overall average for a certain cancer type.
Although many can get one type of cancer, each reacts differently in each individual depending on their immune system, age, and lifestyle. so each chemo also reacts different in people.

Q. I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria? My doctor has prescribed some probiotic medicines for diarrhea recently and these medicines are actually bacteria…..I am wondering why did he prescribe me a bacteria?

A. Some bacteria like Lactobacillius and Bifidobacterium are normally present in the guts of the humans and they are beneficial bacteria for humans. If not present or if they reduce in the guts then other harmful bacteria may invade your guts and will lead to other bowel problems, low immunity and ulcers. So these bacteria are friendly. Diarrhea would flush out these gut bacteria which have to be supplemented immediately by giving probiotics in some.

Q. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars. Why a mood stabilizer like lithium is commonly prescribed to all type of bipolars before any other medicine?

A. Lithium is an effective mood stabilizer for a lot of people however it is not for everyone. My partner had a very bad reaction to lithium and is now on Lamotrigine, which is working very well for her. Mood stabilizers are a vital part of a treatment program for bipolar patience, it helps control and balance moods.

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The training is designed to help landowners, local fire departments and community leaders consider prescribed fire as a tool to help reduce wildfire danger, said John Weir, associate extension prescribed fire specialist at Oklahoma State University.
Prescribed burning is one of the most effective tools to control vegetation in areas where wildfires are no longer appropriate.
Prescribed opioids remained associated with CAP in the adjusted models for past unknown or nonimmunosuppressive (adjusted OR, 1.24; 95% confidence interval, 1.09-1.40) and past immunosuppressive opioid use (aOR, 1.42; 95% CI, 1.21-1.67).
Brown issued an executive order on forest health that, among its many provisions, instructed the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), as well as the California Air Resources Board (CARB), to increase opportunities for projects in prescribed fire (Brown 2018).
A further 2,415 people in Leicestershire were not prescribed any medication at all at the start of their treatment.
Table 1 shows the percentage of the various drug categories prescribed. Antimicrobial agents (25%) were the most common followed by drugs used in gastrointestinal (GI) disorders (16.7%) and analgesics (12.6%).
Children who were prescribed a [H.sub.2]RA or a PPI had a greater than twofold higher incidence of food allergy (adjusted hazard ratios, 2.18 and 2.59, respectively), Edward Mitre, MD, of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md., and his coauthors, reported in JAMA Pediatrics.
Prescribing varied across counties, with average per capita amounts of opioids prescribed in top-prescribing counties about six times higher than in the lowest-prescribing counties.
As, suitable treatment should be considerd to eradicate the cause of problem to relieve symptoms and inflammation is the main cause of using analgesic for dental patients.6 The aims of the study were to find out the commonly used by patients and prescribed by local practitioners and to note their effectiveness and side effects analgesics.
Only 5%-10% of pharyngitis cases among adults are caused by group A Streptococcus, for which antibiotic treatment is recommended, yet antibiotics are prescribed for approximately 60% of ambulatory care visits for adult pharyngitis (7).