noun. the conjunctive utilization of a multitude of drugs of the same or various classes with the aim of generating a more robust therapeutic reaction. Polypharmacy is frequently criticized due to the absence of well-controlled studies reinforcing its utilization and the greater probability of drug interactions whenever at least two drugs are utilized conjunctively.

POLYPHARMACY: "The polypharmacy method of administration is beneficial in cases like Michael's."
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