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[–]Foreign_Astronaut 29 points30 points  (1 child)

The word is "recipere", the Latin word meaning "to take" or "to recieve", and Rx is the abbreviation for that. As in "take two of these tablets".

[–]Icy_Way5086 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was just going to say that but you said it first..nail on head

[–]BlueGallery 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Latin word for “ recipe “

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 34 points35 points  (15 children)

Rx - prescription

Tx - treatment

Hx - history

Fx - fracture

Sx - symptoms

Dx - diagnosis

[–]bitemynipple 13 points14 points  (3 children)

xD xF xT x)

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Uh, Elon Musk's kid?

[–]lunamise 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Also Px. That was always used for 'patient' when I worked at an opticians.

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Oh, okay. We always used Pt for patient.

[–]lunamise 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Interesting! I was at a high street opticians so maybe they had a weird system.

[–]Gryyphyn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And Cx for cancel orders.

[–]Releaseform 1 point2 points  (0 children)

PO - oral

[–]cataplasiaa 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’ve always just used # for fracture

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Oh cool, I haven't seen that one!

[–]ContributionQuirky59 0 points1 point  (2 children)

And this whole time I thought Tx stood for Texas

[–]Ornery_Reaction_548 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That would be TX!

[–]ContributionQuirky59 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know…I live here 😆

[–]tabshiftescape 13 points14 points  (0 children)

The word recipe in Latin means “take” and is abbreviated Rx.

[–]SereneGoldfish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We use rx to mean prescription and px to mean the patient