nontreatment

noun non·treat·ment \ ˌnän-ˈtrēt-mənt \
Updated on: 21 Apr 2018

Definition of nontreatment

plural nontreatments
: an absence or lack of treatment (such as medical treatment)
  • … the risks and benefits of pharmacological treatment against the risks and benefits of nontreatment
  • —Stephen M. Stahl

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1838

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