combination therapy

noun

Definition of combination therapy

medical

  1. :  the use of more than one method and especially more than one drug to treat a disease

Word by Word Definitions

combinationplay
  1. :  a result or product of combining

    :  an alliance of individuals, corporations, or states united to achieve a social, political, or economic end

    :  two or more persons working as a team

therapyplay
  1. :  therapeutic treatment especially of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorder


Medical Dictionary

combination therapy

noun

Medical Definition of combination therapy

  1. :  the use of two or more therapies and especially drugs to treat a disease or condition a combination therapy for asthma using a beta-agonist and corticosteroid Although S. pneumoniae remains the most common cause of severe community-acquired pneumonia requiring ICU admission, combination therapy consisting of a cephalosporin with either a fluoroquinolone or a macrolide is recommended.—Richard G. Wunderink and Grant W. Waterer, The New England Journal of Medicine, 6 Feb. 2014


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