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Adult

person who ranges in age from 19 to 64 years

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Age-related changes

physiological events due to increasing age, which affect drug responses

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Older adult

person who is 65 years of age or older

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Polypharmacy

use of several drugs during the same period

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Risk-to-benefit ratio

poor outcome (adverse effects of medications) in relation to good outcome (desired medication effects); increases with increasing age