Definition of Polypharmacy. Meaning of Polypharmacy. Synonyms of Polypharmacy

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Definition of Polypharmacy

Polypharmacy
Polypharmacy Pol`y*phar"ma*cy, n. [Poly- + Gr. ? the using of medicine, fr. ? medicine: cf. F. polypharmacie.] (Med.) (a) The act or practice of prescribing too many medicines. (b) A prescription made up of many medicines or ingredients. --Dunglison.

Meaning of Polypharmacy from wikipedia

- Polypharmacy is the concurrent use of multiple medications by a patient. Polypharmacy is most common in the elderly, affecting about 40% of older adults...
- studies of comorbidity and multimorbidity measures. The comorbidity–polypharmacy score (CPS) is a simple measure that consists of the sum of all known...
- is a practice in psychiatry (more so than in somatic medicine) to use polypharmacy in combinations of medicines that have never been tested together in...
- symptoms as a possible consequence of the patient's drug treatment. Polypharmacy is a term used to describe the use of numerous medications at the same...
- combination of drugs and respective dosages (as opposed to customized polypharmacy via compounding). And it should also be distinguished from the term "combination...
- A pair of lab reports filed two months later strongly suggested that polypharmacy was the primary cause of death; one reported "fourteen drugs in Elvis'...
- Pharmaceutical compounding (done in compounding pharmacies) is the creation of a particular pharmaceutical product to fit the unique need of a patient...
- role pharmacogenomics may play would be to reduce the occurrence of polypharmacy. It is theorized that with tailored drug treatments, patients will not...
- pharmthera.2012.08.013. PMC 3483434. PMID 22960395. Ritsner, MS (2013). Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht...
- 1038/clpt.2011.34. PMID 21412232. Michael S Ritsner (15 February 2013). Polypharmacy in Psychiatry Practice, Volume I: Multiple Medication Use Strategies...
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