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polypharmacy

[pol-ee-fahr-muh-see] /ˌpɒl iˈfɑr mə si/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
the use of two or more drugs together, usually to treat a single condition or disease.
Origin
1755-1765
1755-65; poly- + pharmacy
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  • polypharmacy by poly-physicians is an accelerating problem.
  • Psychotropic polypharmacy refers to the prescription of multiple mental health medications.
polypharmacy in Medicine

polypharmacy pol·y·phar·ma·cy (pŏl'ē-fär'mə-sē)
n.
The mixing of many drugs in one prescription.

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