orphan drug

noun

Definition of orphan drug

  1. :  a drug that is not developed or marketed because its extremely limited use makes it unprofitable

1981

First Known Use of orphan drug

1981


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orphan drug

noun

Medical Definition of orphan drug

  1. :  a drug that is not developed or marketed because its extremely limited use (as in the treatment of a rare disease) makes it unprofitable

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