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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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day

"I have never looked a gift horse in the mouth: not that I lack curiosity, but none of my husband's patients ever happened to give him a horse."

--Tufts Folia Medica 8:115, 1962, Marguerite H. Wolf [1914-    ]

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