pharmacotherapy

noun
phar·​ma·​co·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌfär-mə-kō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce pharmacotherapy (audio) \

Definition of pharmacotherapy

: the treatment of disease and especially mental illness with drugs

First Known Use of pharmacotherapy

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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pharmacotherapy

noun
phar·​ma·​co·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌfär-mə-kō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce pharmacotherapy (audio) \
plural pharmacotherapies

Medical Definition of pharmacotherapy

: the treatment of disease and especially mental illness with drugs

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