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nostrum

 [nos´trum]
a quack, patent, or secret remedy.

nos·trum

(nos'trŭm),
General term for a therapeutic agent, sometimes patented but usually of secret composition, offered to the general public as a specific remedy for any disease or class of diseases. Term currently carries a pejorative connotation.
[L. neuter of noster, our, "our own remedy"]

nostrum

(nŏs′trəm)
n.
1. A medicine whose effectiveness is unproved and whose ingredients are usually secret; a quack remedy.
2. A favorite but usually ineffective remedy for problems or evils.
A bottled mixture of herbs and plants, often in a 25% to 50% alcohol base, that was most popular from the 1870s to the 1930s, primarily in the American West; patent medicines were huckstered as cure-alls for conditions ranging from smallpox to cholera, and sold by mail or in travelling medicine shows

nos·trum

(nos'trŭm)
General term for a therapeutic agent, sometimes patented but usually of secret composition, offered to the general public as a specific remedy for any disease or class of diseases.
[L. neuter of noster, our, "our own remedy"]

nostrum

A medicine, especially a patent, secret and often QUACK remedy.

nos·trum

(nos'trŭm)
General term for therapeutic agent, sometimes patented but usually of secret composition, offered to the general public as a specific remedy for any disease or class of diseases. Term currently carries a pejorative connotation.
[L. neuter of noster, our, "our own remedy"]
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