polypharmacy definition

  • noun:
    • the usage of several medications in one prescription
    • the usage of multiple medications to treat multiple concurrent problems in the same patient; particularly the indiscriminate prescription of numerous medicines to elderly clients
    • The work or practice of recommending too many medicines.
    • A prescription contains many drugs or ingredients.
    • The prescribeing of too many medicines, particularly in one prescription.

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