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pharmacotherapy

 [fahr″mah-ko-ther´ah-pe]
treatment of disease with medicines.

phar·ma·co·ther·a·py

(far'mă-kō-thār'ă-pē),
Treatment of disease by means of drugs.
See also: chemotherapy.
[pharmaco- + G. therapeia, therapy]

pharmacotherapy

/phar·ma·co·ther·a·py/ (-ther´ah-pe) treatment of disease with medicines.

pharmacotherapy

(fär′mə-kō-thĕr′ə-pē)
n. pl. pharmacothera·pies
Treatment of disease through the use of drugs.

pharmacotherapy

[-ther′əpē]
Etymology: Gk, pharmakon, drug, therapeia
the use of drugs to treat diseases.

phar·ma·co·ther·a·py

(fahr'mă-kō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease by means of drugs.
See also: chemotherapy
[pharmaco- + G. therapeia, therapy]

phar·ma·co·ther·a·py

(fahr'mă-kō-thār'ă-pē)
Treatment of disease with drugs.
See also: chemotherapy

pharmacotherapy (fär´məkōther´-əpē),

n treatment based on the use of drugs or pharmaceuticals.

pharmacotherapy

treatment of disease with medicines.

Patient discussion about pharmacotherapy

Q. My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. what is the best drug therapy? My wife suffers from rheumatoid arthritis. she was diagnosed last week and our physician told us a lot about the optional drug therapies. we understand that there are disease modifying drugs and pain killers. What is a good combination between them? are there any risk factors that we should know?

A. pain killers are all OK. whatever works for her is good. About the drugs that actually change the disease course, it is very important to choose a drug that is suited for your wife specific medical condition. Go to a specific Rheumatologist for choosing the most suited drugs for you. This is not a GP practice!

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