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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.


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


Drug Therapy, Computer-Assisted

Adjunctive computer programs in providing drug treatment to patients.

Year introduced: 1991(1987)


Drug Therapy, Combination

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

Year introduced: 1974


COVID-19 Drug Treatment

The use of DRUGS to treat COVID19 or its symptoms.

Year introduced: 2023 (2020)


Pulse Therapy, Drug

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

Year introduced: 2000


Administration, Inhalation

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

Year introduced: 1987


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


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


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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