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English term or phrase:Rx
Spanish translation:Receta
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08:01 Jun 15, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
Medical
English term or phrase: Rx
Rx

Does the Rx symbol that means Prescription in English stay the same in Spanish, or is there a symbol that is used for prescribed medications?
Oscar Andrino
Receta
Explanation:
Rx + name of medicine prescribed.

In Spanish: DPS

From Encarta English World dictionary:Rx noun
prescription: a prescription


[Early 20th century. Alteration of a symbol used at the beginning of prescriptions, abbreviation of Latin recipe , literally "take" (source of English recipe).]



Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition]

Saludos,

BD

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Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 17:51
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naReceta
Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
naDps/
Elena Pérez


  

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26 mins
Dps/


Explanation:
In Spain, doctors write Dps/ right before the name of the drug in prescriptions.

Elena Pérez
Belgium
Local time: 01:51
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30 mins
Receta


Explanation:
Rx + name of medicine prescribed.

In Spanish: DPS

From Encarta English World dictionary:Rx noun
prescription: a prescription


[Early 20th century. Alteration of a symbol used at the beginning of prescriptions, abbreviation of Latin recipe , literally "take" (source of English recipe).]



Encarta® World English Dictionary [North American Edition]

Saludos,

BD



Bertha S. Deffenbaugh
United States
Local time: 17:51
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 743

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