nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day


"Hypochondriacs squander large sums of time in search of nostrums by which they vainly hope they may get more time to squander."

--Mortimer Collins [1827-1876]

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