What is rx short for?


Rx can be used as shorthand for "medical prescription." This slang is derived from the common Rx symbol, which is used to label prescriptions. It may also be written as "R/x."

What is the origin of Rx?

Rx derives from the Latin word "recipere," meaning "to take." It's unknown when the Rx abbreviation first appeared, but it continues to be used to this day.


"Did you remember to pick up your Rx at the pharmacy this morning?"

A reminder to stay on top of your Rxs

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Last Updated: October 19, 2021

Rx definition

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