orphan disease


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or·phan dis·ease

a disease for which no treatment has been developed because of its rarity (affecting no more than 200,000 persons in the U.S.).
See also: orphan products.

orphan disease

n.
A disease that is relatively rare, for which the development of drugs is considered to be commercially nonviable.
Any disorder affecting less than 200,000 people in the US (less than one per 1,000 people)—regarded by the pharmaceutical industry as too rare for developing commercially viable products

orphan disease

Medtalk A disorder affecting < 200,000 people–US–ie, < 1/1000 people. See NICODARD, NORD.

or·phan dis·ease

(ōr'făn di-zēz')
A disease for which no treatment has been developed because of the disorder's rarity.
See also: orphan products
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