Definition of Rx: A medical prescription. The symbol “Rx” is usually said to stand for the Latin word “recipe” meaning “to take.” It is customarily part of the superscription (heading) of a prescription. Another explanation for the origin of Rx is that it was derived from the astrological sign for Jupiter which was once placed on prescriptions to invoke that god’s blessing on the drug to help the patient recover. SOURCE
Prescription Drugs: Questions and Answers — Education for Health Care Professionals and the Community
This YouTube* video is one of nine in an educational series on prescription drug disorders produced by the Center for Interventions, Treatment & Addictions Research (CITAR) at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. The series was produced to meet an educational objective under a contract from Public Health — Dayton and Montgomery County (PHDMC). This project was funded, in part, by the Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and administered by the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The contents of the series are solely the responsibility of the presenters and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC, ODH, PHDMC or Wright State University.
The series was created and developed by Russel Falck, M.A., associate professor of community health and project PI, with Robert Carlson, Ph.D., professor of community health, project co-PI and CITAR director; Raminta Daniulaityte, Ph.D., research assistant professor of community health and project co-investigator; and Tim Lane, M.Ed., the project’s injury prevention coordinator. Videotaping and editing was provided by Wright State’s Computing and Telecommunications Services. entire article at: source