pharmacotherapy

noun

phar·​ma·​co·​ther·​a·​py ˌfär-mə-kō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce pharmacotherapy (audio)
: the treatment of disease and especially mental illness with drugs

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web First of all, insurers need to step up and universally cover nutritional counseling and pharmacotherapy. John Lamattina, Forbes, 16 May 2022 Eccrine is developing a medication monitoring platform that will personalize pharmacotherapy through the non-invasive measurement of drug levels in sweat. Sonia Chopra, Cincinnati.com, 17 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pharmacotherapy was circa 1903

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Cite this Entry

“Pharmacotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacotherapy. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

pharmacotherapy

noun
phar·​ma·​co·​ther·​a·​py ˌfär-mə-kō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce pharmacotherapy (audio)
plural pharmacotherapies
: the treatment of disease and especially mental illness with drugs

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