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, May 30, 2010

Medical Quote Of The Day - 30 May 10

"Men worry over the great number of diseases, while doctors worry over the scarcity of effective remedies."
--(Quoted in History of Chinese Medicine), Pien Ch'iao [ flourished 255 BC]

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