wonder drug


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wonder drug

A popular term for a therapeutic agent—e.g., penicillin, tricyclic antidepressants, etc.—that rapidly cures or clinically improves the status of a particular condition

wonder drug

Any therapeutic–eg, penicillin, tricyclic antidepressants, etc that rapidly cures or clinically improves the status of a particular condition
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Back in February the couple were distraught when Eamonn was initially denied the new wonder drug.
Thank the Lord then for Manuka Honey, the Kiwi-based, honey bee-made, antibacterial brew that's being billed as the wonder drug to cure all ills, depending on its strength rating.
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For my cancer there doesn't seem to be any wonder drug waiting in the wings.
If you kill off the snakes," he says, "you could be killing the next wonder drug.
In Aspirin: The Remarkable Story Of A Wonder Drug, Jeffreys' style lends well to general-interest audiences interested in learning about the changing history of asprin from early through modern times.
The wonder drug suppresses cravings to smoke and over-eat.
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20 Associated Press story, is expected to generate $400 million in annual sales, is the much-awaited over-the-counter version of AstraZeneca's $4-per-pill wonder drug.
Its resin has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes of Mexico and South America; it is now touted as a wonder drug that accelerates healing and wards off infections.
The agency believed that pushers were touting metamphetamine as a wonder drug for weight loss.