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pharmacotherapy

Syllabification: phar·ma·co·ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˌfärməkōˈTHerəpē
 
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Definition of pharmacotherapy in English:

noun

Medical treatment by means of drugs.
Example sentences
  • We have moved from an era of inappropriate prostatectomy for nocturia and other irritative symptoms by urologists to one of inappropriate pharmacotherapy by general practitioners, at massive cost.
  • If weight loss does not occur within the first four weeks of pharmacotherapy, the medication or its dosage should be reevaluated.
  • If symptoms are severe enough to prevent effective trauma-focused therapy, pharmacotherapy is warranted as a next step.

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