miracle drug


Definition of miracle drug

: a drug usually newly discovered that elicits a dramatic response in a patient's condition : wonder drug

Examples of miracle drug in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their chief product is Joy, a miracle drug that also contains the T-virus, which is what turns the infected into monsters. Nick Romano, EW.com, 6 June 2022 However, this weight loss shot isn’t meant as a miracle drug. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 4 Mar. 2022 Coming off the days of miracle drug promotion and speculation on disinfectant injections or shining a bright light to fight Covid-19 from the Trump administration, Biden insisted that the doctors and scientists be out front on the pandemic. Edward-isaac Dovere, CNN, 6 Feb. 2022 Still, says Seyfried, there’s probably never going to be one miracle drug that cures every neurodegenerative disease in every patient. Sara Harrison, Wired, 26 Jan. 2022 Testimonials like these make up the majority of posts in dozens of Facebook groups, set up and overseen by BOO sellers, with hundreds of thousands of collective members, where BOO is heralded as a miracle drug. NBC News, 2 Dec. 2021 As the first successful chemical treatment of an infectious disease, quinine gained an understandable but inaccurate reputation as a miracle drug. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Nov. 2021 Suppose a pharmaceutical company comes up with a new miracle drug that can cure some terrible ailment. Lance Eliot, Forbes, 12 Oct. 2021 Thorazine, initially touted as a miracle drug, soon proved to have serious side effects. Alisa Roth, The Atlantic, 25 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of miracle drug

1944, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2022

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“Miracle drug.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miracle%20drug. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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miracle drug

mir·​a·​cle drug | \ ˈmir-ə-kəl- How to pronounce miracle drug (audio) \

Medical Definition of miracle drug

: a drug usually newly discovered that elicits a dramatic response in a patient's condition

called also wonder drug

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