polypharmacy


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pol·y·phar·ma·cy

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

polypharmacy

(ˌpɒlɪˈfɑːməsɪ)
n
(Medicine) med censorious the treating of multiple disorders with several different drugs at the same time
Translations

polypharmacy

n polifarmacia
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