polypharmacy

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noun poly·phar·ma·cy \ˌpä-li-ˈfär-mə-sē\

Definition of polypharmacy

  1. :  the practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of a single disease; also :  the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient to treat usually coexisting conditions and which may result in adverse drug interactions

1762

First Known Use of polypharmacy

1762


Medical Dictionary

polypharmacy

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noun poly·phar·ma·cy \-ˈfär-mə-sē\

Medical Definition of polypharmacy

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polypharmacies

  1. :  the practice of administering many different medicines especially concurrently for the treatment of the same disease; also :  the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient to treat usually coexisting conditions and which may result in adverse drug interactions


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