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Drug Therapy

The use of DRUGS to treat a DISEASE or its symptoms. One example is the use of ANTINEOPLASTIC AGENTS to treat CANCER.

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drug therapy [Subheading]

Used with disease headings for the treatment of disease by the administration of drugs, chemicals, and antibiotics. For diet therapy and radiotherapy, use specific subheadings. Excludes immunotherapy for which "therapy" is used.

Year introduced: 1966

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Drug Therapy, Computer-Assisted

Adjunctive computer programs in providing drug treatment to patients.

Year introduced: 1991(1987)

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Drug Therapy, Combination

Therapy with two or more separate preparations given for a combined effect.

Year introduced: 1974

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Pulse Therapy, Drug

Administration of high doses of pharmaceuticals over short periods of time.

Year introduced: 2000

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Administration, Inhalation

The administration of drugs by the respiratory route. It includes insufflation into the respiratory tract.

Year introduced: 1987

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Administration, Metronomic

Administration of low doses of a drug or a drug combination over prolonged periods of time usually at a regular interval.

Year introduced: 2012

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Medication Therapy Management

Assistance in managing and monitoring drug therapy for patients receiving treatment for cancer or chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes, consulting with patients and their families on the proper use of medication; conducting wellness and disease prevention programs to improve public health; overseeing medication use in a variety of settings.

Year introduced: 2008

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Chemotherapy, Adjuvant

Drug therapy given to augment or stimulate some other form of treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Adjuvant chemotherapy is commonly used in the therapy of cancer and can be administered before or after the primary treatment.

Year introduced: 1992

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