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polypharmacy

 [pol″e-fahr´mah-se]
1. the administration of many drugs together.
2. administration of excessive medication.

pol·y·phar·ma·cy

(pol'ē-far'mă-sē),
The administration of multiple drugs at the same time.
See also: shotgun prescription.

polypharmacy

/poly·phar·ma·cy/ (-fahr´mah-se)
1. administration of many drugs together.
2. administration of excessive medication.

polypharmacy

(pŏl′ē-fär′mə-sē)
n.
The practice of prescribing multiple medications for an individual patient, especially excessively, for a single disease.

polypharmacy

[-fär′məsē]
the use of a number of different drugs, possibly prescribed by different health care providers and filled in different pharmacies, by a patient who may have one or several health problems.

polypharmacy

Therapeutics The use of mutiple drugs to treat one or a limited number of conditions; it is most common in elderly Pts. See Therapeutic drug monitoring.

pol·y·phar·ma·cy

(pol'ē-fahr'mă-sē)
The administration of many drugs at the same time.

polypharmacy

A mildly facetious term for the generally disapproved practice of prescribing several different drugs to one person at the same time. Polypharmacy increases the risk of unwanted side effects and of dangerous interactions between different drugs.

polypharmacy

simultaneous use of several prescription-only medicines

polypharmacy,

n the practice of prescribing multiple drugs to patients suffering from more than one malady.

pol·y·phar·ma·cy

(pol'ē-fahr'mă-sē)
Administration of multiple drugs simultaneously.

polypharmacy,

n the prescription or dispensation of unnecessarily numerous or complex medicines.

polypharmacy

1. the administration of many drugs together.
2. administration of excessive medication.
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