med pha the use of medicine without medical supervision to treat one's own ailment
Etymology: 1940–45

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • self-medication — self med·i·ca·tion .med ə kā shən n medication of oneself esp. without the advice of a physician: SELF TREATMENT <self medication with nonprescription drugs> …   Medical dictionary

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  • self-medication — /self med i kay sheuhn/, n. the use of medicine without medical supervision to treat one s own ailment. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-medication — noun Medication of oneself without professional advice in order to treat a real or imagined condition. See Also: self medicator …   Wiktionary

  • self-medication — /sɛlf mɛdəˈkeɪʃən/ (say self meduh kayshuhn) noun the use of medication or drugs to treat a perceived ailment, the person suffering the ailment making their own choice of remedy …  

  • self-medication — ¦ ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ¦ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ noun : medication of oneself especially without the advice of a physician • self medicate ˈ ̷ ̷ ˈ ̷ ̷  ̷ ̷ ˌ ̷ ̷ verb …   Useful english dictionary

  • World Self-Medication Industry — (WSMI) Zweck: Interessensvertretung von Unternehmen aus dem Bereich OTC Arzneimittel und Nahrungsergänzungsmittel Vorsitz: Christopher Combe (USA) Gründungsdatum: 1970 Mitgliederzahl: 55 Sitz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • self-medicate — self med·i·cate med ə .kāt vb, cat·ed; cat·ing vt to treat by self medication <the patient had attempted to self medicate depression> vi to treat oneself by self medication <patients with dental pain often self medicate with… …   Medical dictionary

  • self-med|i|ca|tion — «SEHLF MEHD uh KAY shuhn», noun. 1. the act of taking medicines without the advice of a doctor: »Many compounded the mischief by harmful self medication, especially with laxatives (Time). 2. the proper medical treatment of oneself, in the absence …   Useful english dictionary

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