- a medicating or being medicated
- a medicine; substance for curing or healing, or for relieving pain
Origin of medicationClassical Latin medicatio
- A drug or other substance used to treat disease or injury; a medicine.
- The act or process of treating a patient with medicine: the response to medication.
From Latin as if * medicatio, from medicari (“to heal, cure"), from medicus (“a physician, surgeon"), from mederi (“to heal").