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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Monday, April 26, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day

"Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window, except that the birds might eat them."
"Facts are not science — as the dictionary is not literature."
"Whenever ideas fail, men invent words."
--quoted in Fischerisms (by Howard Fabing and Ray Marr), Martin H. Fischer [1879 - 1962]

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