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polypharmacy

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noun poly·phar·ma·cy \-ˈfär-mə-sē\

Medical Definition of polypharmacy

plural polypharmacies

  1. :  the practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of the same disease; also :  the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient to treat usually coexisting conditions and which may result in adverse drug interactions




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