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drug holiday

Pronunciation: drug hol'i-da

Definition: Interval of time when a chronically medicated patient temporarily stops taking the medication; used to allow some recuperation of normal functions, to maintain sensitivity to the drug, and to reduce the likelihood of adverse effects.

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