polypharmacy

[ pol-ee-fahr-muh-see ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈfɑr mə si /

noun Pharmacology.

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

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Origin of polypharmacy

First recorded in 1755–65; poly- + pharmacy
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Medical definitions for polypharmacy

polypharmacy
[ pŏl′ē-färmə-sē ]

n.

The mixing of many drugs in one prescription.
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