self-medication

[ self-med-i-key-shuh n ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌmɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the use of medicine without medical supervision to treat one's own ailment.
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self-medication


n.

Medication of oneself without professional supervision so as to alleviate an illness or a condition.
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