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noun. the remediation of a disorder by the delivery of drugs, in contrast to such methods as psychotherapy, surgery, or complementary and alternative techniques. Commonly referred to as drug therapy.

PHARMACOTHERAPY: "Pharmacotherapy is the most widely used treatment protocol in the U.S. now."

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