Definition of Overmedication

1. Noun. (medicine) Excessive medicating; overuse of medication ¹



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Definition of Overmedication

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Overmedication

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"overmedication and overfeeding may likewise be held accountable for some of the gastro-intestinal disturbances that are sometimes wrongly attributed to the ..."

2. Drug Addiction Research & the Health of Women edited by Cora L. Wetherington (1999)
"The overmedication of women compared with men has been a major issue for the past 150 years, beginning with the image of the Victorian woman as less able to ..."

3. The Diseases of infancy and childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1917)
"Thc»e symptoms «1. upon the feeble dii:e-ti..n which is associated with the febrile process, and are often aggravated by improper feeding and overmedication ..."

4. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom (1997)
"... to the following: • Mental status, learning ability, depression. • Social support. • Polypharmacy or overmedication. • Alcohol and/or drug abuse. ..."

5. Case Studies from the Quality Improvement Support System by David H. Gustafson (1998)
"overmedication can result in unnecessary bleeding episodes. The INR test eliminates this problem by providing a single scale that does not vary based on the ..."

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