polypharmacy

[pol-ee-fahr-muh-see]
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noun Pharmacology.

the use of two or more drugs together, usually to treat a single condition or disease.

Origin of polypharmacy

First recorded in 1755–65; poly- + pharmacy
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polypharmacy in Medicine

polypharmacy

[pŏl′ē-färmə-sē]

n.

The mixing of many drugs in one prescription.
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