overmedicate


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overmedicate

(ō′vər-mĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. overmedi·cated, overmedi·cating, overmedi·cates
To medicate (a patient) excessively.

o′ver·med′i·ca′tion n.
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Unknowingly, they can overmedicate with acetaminophen when they reach for an over-the-counter product containing this drug at the onset of flu, a cold, or fever.
14) Women's medical complaints have generally been taken less seriously than men's; doctors have been less likely to use existing diagnostic technology for women and more likely to overmedicate and misdiagnose them; and the degree of injustice deepens as the patient's skin color darkens.
Jack Kevorkian's assistance to the dying or merely undermedicate or overmedicate themselves.
It seemed the only help doctors would provide was to overmedicate for pain with heavy narcotics.
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The parents seem to agree the doctors have a good grasp on the different drug therapies used and never overmedicate, which was a concern for many.
Duchovny is Eugene Sands, a disgraced doctor whose motto might be, ``Physician, overmedicate thyself.
So slipshod is enforcement that it is possible for a home to have serious deficiencies that threaten patient safety, including a shortage of nurses and personnel, dirty facilities, and nurses who overmedicate or mismedicate patients, that can escape detection for months.
Class A citations are issued if a building is in disrepair or if nurses overmedicate or mismedicate patients.
The narrator has epilepsy; her seizures begin to act up and she overmedicates, which her family takes for a suicide attempt.