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Definition of Noncompliance

Noncompliance: Failure or refusal to comply. In medicine, the term noncompliance is commonly used in regard to a patient who does not take a prescribed medication or follow a prescribed course of treatment. A person who demonstrates noncompliance is said to be noncompliant.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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