[ pol-ee-fahr-muh-see ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈfɑr mə si /
the use of two or more drugs together, usually to treat a single condition or disease.
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Example sentences from the Web for polypharmacy
These preparations are a remnant of the days of polypharmacy.
The formularies of the Middle Ages encouraged this so-called "polypharmacy."Old English Patent Medicines in America|George B. Griffenhagen
Polypharmacy, pol-i-fr′ma-si n. the prescribing of too many medicines.
Medical definitions for polypharmacy
[ pŏl′ē-fär′mə-sē ]
The mixing of many drugs in one prescription.
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