Treatment of disease by means of drugs. SEE ALSO: chemotherapy. [pharmaco- + G. therapeia, therapy]

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phar·ma·co·ther·a·py .fär-mə-kō-'ther-ə-pē n, pl -pies the treatment of disease and esp. mental disorder with drugs

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phar·ma·co·ther·a·py (fahr″mə-ko-therґə-pe) [pharmaco- + therapy] the treatment of disease by drugs. Cf. chemotherapy. Called also drug therapy or treatment.

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