- the use of two or more drugs together, usually to treat a single condition or disease.
Origin of polypharmacy
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These preparations are a remnant of the days of polypharmacy.
They corrected the polypharmacy of the Arabs and restored natural modes of cure to their proper place.The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
Polypharmacy, pol-i-fr′ma-si n. the prescribing of too many medicines.
The formularies of the Middle Ages encouraged this so-called "polypharmacy."Old English Patent Medicines in America
George B. Griffenhagen
- The mixing of many drugs in one prescription.
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