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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The practice of prescribing multiple medications for an individual patient, especially excessively, for a single disease.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The prescribeing of too many medicines, especially in one prescription.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act or practice of prescribing too many medicines.
  • noun A prescription made up of many medicines or ingredients.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun medicine The use of multiple drugs in a single prescription
  • noun medicine The use of multiple drugs to treat multiple concurrent disorders in the same patient; especially the indiscriminate prescription of many drugs to elderly patients

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