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oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure the disease but relieves the symptoms acyclovir , Zovirax
cure that is counteractive antidote
cure-all balm , catholicon , elixir , medicine , panacea , remedy
coarse prickly perennial eryngo of United States thought to cure rattlesnake bite button snakeroot , Eryngium yuccifolium , rattlesnake's master , rattlesnake master
tropical shrub (especially of Americas) having yellow flowers and large leaves whose juice is used as a cure for ringworm and poisonous bites; sometimes placed in genus Cassia Cassia alata , ringworm bush , ringworm cassia , ringworm shrub , Senna alata
most common congenital disease; the child's lungs and intestines and pancreas become clogged with thick mucus; caused by defect in a single gene; there is no cure CF , cystic fibrosis , fibrocystic disease of the pancreas , mucoviscidosis , pancreatic fibrosis
French neurologist who tried to use hypnotism to cure hysteria (1825-1893) Charcot , Jean Martin Charcot
any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic colic root , colicroot , crow corn , star grass , unicorn root
freezing dead for revival or future cure cryonics
German bacteriologist who found a `magic bullet' to cure syphilis and was a pioneer in the study of immunology (1854-1915) Ehrlich , Paul Ehrlich
substance believed to cure all ills elixir
type genus of Scrophulariaceae; named for the plants' supposed ability to cure scrofula: figworts genus Scrophularia , Scrophularia
alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover hair of the dog
common prostrate Old World herb often used as a ground cover; formerly reputed to cure ruptures Hernaria glabra , rupturewort
cure, miraculous magic bullet
small house where smoke is used to cure meat or fish meat house , smokehouse
therapy based on a theory that taking very large doses of vitamins will prevent or cure physical or psychological disorders megavitamin therapy
amphibole mineral consisting of calcium magnesium silicate in monoclinic crystalline form; a source of jade that is less valuable than from jadeite; once believed to cure kidney disorders nephrite
cure, doubtful nostrum
surgical resection of unnecessary palatal and oropharyngeal tissue to open the airway; intended to cure extreme cases of snoring (with or without sleep apnea) palatopharyngoplasty , PPP , UPPP , uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
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