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 25, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day

 
"Some drugs have been appropriately called "wonder-drugs" inasmuch as one wonders what they will do next."
--Annals of Internal Medicine 64:460, 1966, Samuel E. Stumpf [ 1918 - 1998]
 
 

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