EpicentRx Word of the Week: Rx

Sep 18, 2023

“Learn the Word of the Week—doctor’s orders.”

Rx noun pl. Rxs



  1. a doctor’s prescription
  2. an advisable course of action

Example sentences:

“EpicentRx is possibly one of the most innovative companies whose name ends in Rx”.

“Nibrozetone (RRx-001) is hopefully the best Rx for severe oral mucositis and SCLC”.

Rx two aspirin and call me in the morning”.


The name EpicentRx derives from the words, epicenter, and Rx, to indicate that it develops therapies, which one day doctors hopefully will prescribe to treat several diseases with unmet medical need.

About the Word:

The R in Rx stands for the Latin word recipe, meaning to take. Its first known use was in 1911. It is an alteration of ℞, the symbol found at the beginning of a prescription.