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Rx is technically improper[edit]

I have been developing a prescription printing module for an EMR system. In my searching, I found that Rx is not proper. It should be an R with the leg crossed or R/. Rx is very common, but it is still incorrect. Kainaw 15:43, 1 November 2005 (UTC)

℞ -> What does it mean, where does it come from? There must be several reliable sources for that, I mean, in the US, we see this sign all the time but don't know anything about its etymology? Best regards --Zeitungsente0815 (talk) 09:46, 7 June 2018 (UTC)

Question about origin[edit]

Is there any source material that indicates Rx (actually Px) stands for "Chi Rho," meaning "hand" in Greek and thus indicating that the prescription is written "by the hand" of the prescriber? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.135.230.180 (talk) 18:04, 13 March 2007 (UTC).

Use of unicode characters in article[edit]

The unicode symbols do not render on all browsers and locales. This should be fixed by either:

1. Replace with an image.

2. Replace with the "&#211e;" entity (Wikipedia does not apparently support entities and should be updated with that feature).


ForceOne 03:27, 20 March 2007 (UTC)

Rx, Tx, Wx, etc.[edit]

"RX is the telegraph and radio abbreviation for 'receive', 'receiver' or 'reception'."

There's no place where these different abbreviations are listed together. They're not in the Morse code article for instance. Kortoso (talk) 16:03, 3 May 2016 (UTC)