overtreatment

noun over·treat·ment \ ˌō-vər-ˈtrēt-mənt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of overtreatment

: treatment that is excessive or too frequent; especially : too much medical treatment
  • patients subjected to overtreatment due to new screening guidelines

First Known Use of overtreatment

circa 1904


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