Pol`y·phar'ma·cy noun [ Poly- + Greek ... the using of medicine, from ... medicine: confer French polypharmacie .] (Medicine) (a) The act or practice of prescribing too many medicines. (b) A prescription made up of...
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<pharmacology> The administration of an excessive number of drugs. ... (14 Oct 1997) ...
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(pol″e-fahr´mә-se) the administration of many drugs together. administration of excessive medication.
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• (n.) The act or practice of prescribing too many medicines. • (n.) A prescription made up of many medicines or ingredients.
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polypharmacy 1. Prescription of many drugs at the same time. 2. An instance of excessive medication. 3. The use of many drugs or medicines in the treatment of disease; frequently, with the suggestion of indiscriminate, unscientific, or excessive prescription.
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Polypharmacy is the use of multiple medications by a patient, especially when too many forms of medication are used by a patient, when more drugs are prescribed than is clinically warranted, or even when all prescribed medications are clinically indicated but there are too many pills to take (pill ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: pol′ē-far′mă-sē Definitions: 1. The administration of multiple drugs at the same time.
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