why do doctors write Rx on their paper when they give medicine to a patient?

August 8, 2007 4:14am CST
i always wonder what does it mean and never discover the fact plz tell me what does it signify?
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• United States
8 Aug 07
Rx is short for "prescription." It's just a medical term that is shortened for the convenience of those in the profession.
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@men82in (1270)
• India
9 Aug 07
Upto my knowledge it denotes that I refer to the patient the following medicines or tests. Smply telling 'refer to '