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monotherapy Line breaks: mono|ther¦apy
Pronunciation: /ˈmɒnəʊθɛrəpi/

Definition of monotherapy in English:


[mass noun]
The treatment of a disease with a single drug.
Example sentences
  • It is indicated for use as monotherapy or in combination therapy with metformin, a sulfonylurea, or insulin in the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
  • Both the systematic review and meta-analyses confirmed the superiority of combination therapy to inhaled corticosteroids monotherapy.
  • As a group, these studies imply that combination treatment for most patients in hospital for mania represents a substantial acute advantage in treatment over monotherapy.

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