combination therapy


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

Examples of combination therapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the other study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania gave a combination therapy to patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer as a first-line treatment. Angus Chen, STAT, 20 June 2024 Asymptomatic high blood pressure medications tend to be less intense than those for people experiencing symptoms, who tend to require combination therapy. Rachel Murphy, Verywell Health, 14 May 2024 In a post-stroke context, combination therapy is a clear improvement on the reliance on physical therapy alone. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Experts say combination therapy appears best for lifting people out of this chronic condition. Shi En Kim, Scientific American, 28 Dec. 2023 Moreover, the immune system also benefits from this combination therapy. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The other half were given combination therapy that included a pre-dose (or induction dose) of chemotherapy before every session of chemoradiation. Dr. Daniel A. Carnegie, ABC News, 24 Oct. 2023 This combination therapy has been explored for its potential anti-tumor effects in certain types of cancer. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 The most common include combination therapy medicines that include a class of semi-synthetic drugs called artemisinins. Rajiv Chowdhury, The Conversation, 30 June 2023

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Medical Definition

combination therapy

: 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
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