r/

English translation: Rx (actually Unicode charactor 004C. Resembles upper case R with diagonal line through the right leg of the letter. Like Rx)

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Dutch term or phrase:r/
English translation:Rx (actually Unicode charactor 004C. Resembles upper case R with diagonal line through the right leg of the letter. Like Rx)
Entered by: Textpertise

17:27 Oct 14, 2020
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care
Dutch term or phrase: r/
In a table on how to treat dry, itchy skin as a side-effect of chemotherapy:

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Droge huid met schilfers
r/ 10% ureum in cetomacrogolcrème of
r/ salicylzuur 6% in vaseline

Fissuren (huidkloven); ondiep
crème met erover heen (kloven-)zalf ter bescherming
r/ 40% propyleenglycol in cetomacrogolcrème
r/ siliconen vingerverband
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Thanks for your help!
Rebecca Breekveldt
Austria
rx
Explanation:
Designates a substance prescribed. Derived from the Latin word recipere which means to take

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Note added at 1 hr (2020-10-14 18:51:24 GMT)
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Agree with Barend but moreover, strictly speaking, it should be written as a capital R with a diagonal line through the right leg so that it looks like a little x. This character can be found in the Microsoft Word insert symbols menu among the set of characters designated as typographical symbols. Unfortunately, that character tends not to translate well into programs other than Microsoft Word so if you decide to use it, double check your output file to see whether it is there.

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Note added at 1 hr (2020-10-14 18:52:11 GMT)
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Agree with Barend but moreover, strictly speaking, it should be written as a capital R with a diagonal line through the right leg so that it looks like a little x. This character can be found in the Microsoft Word insert symbols menu among the set of characters designated as typographical symbols. Unfortunately, that character tends not to translate well into programs other than Microsoft Word so if you decide to use it, double check your output file to see whether it is there.
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rx


Explanation:
Designates a substance prescribed. Derived from the Latin word recipere which means to take

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Note added at 1 hr (2020-10-14 18:51:24 GMT)
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Agree with Barend but moreover, strictly speaking, it should be written as a capital R with a diagonal line through the right leg so that it looks like a little x. This character can be found in the Microsoft Word insert symbols menu among the set of characters designated as typographical symbols. Unfortunately, that character tends not to translate well into programs other than Microsoft Word so if you decide to use it, double check your output file to see whether it is there.

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Note added at 1 hr (2020-10-14 18:52:11 GMT)
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Agree with Barend but moreover, strictly speaking, it should be written as a capital R with a diagonal line through the right leg so that it looks like a little x. This character can be found in the Microsoft Word insert symbols menu among the set of characters designated as typographical symbols. Unfortunately, that character tends not to translate well into programs other than Microsoft Word so if you decide to use it, double check your output file to see whether it is there.

Textpertise
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:32
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Barend van Zadelhoff: You need to use a capital: Rx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_prescription
5 mins
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agree  Cillie Swart: Agreed!
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