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magic bullet

n. Slang
Something regarded as a magical solution or cure: "There is no magic bullet against cancer" (Matt Clark).
Paul Ehrlich’s term for an ideal therapeutic agent, which would target a highly specific site and treat only that site; in modern immunology, MB refers to any agent with the specificity of an antibody and lethal potential of a toxin

magic bullet

Immunology Paul Ehrlich's term for an ideal therapeutic, which would target a highly specific site and treat ONLY that site; in modern immunology, MB refers to any agent with the specificity of an antibody and lethal potential of a toxin. See Orthozyme CD5plus.
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The wildly popular Magic Bullet is the company's first major product launch.
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99 in stores or $99 for a pair plus 21 attachments via direct sales, the Magic Bullet logs between 70,000 and 80,000 call-in orders each week.
An American company, Seragen, is close to completing trials with a similar magic bullet technique for treating a rare form of leukaemia.
But there have been other lawsuits and settlements before, and no magic bullet has come along yet.
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Their magic bullet is a fatty acid -- conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) -- one of the long-chain, carbon-based molecules from which fats and oils form.
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