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Englisch - Englisch
A medicine or remedy in conventional use which has not been proven to have any desirable medical effects

Nay, he would sometimes retire hither to take his beer, and it was not without difficulty that he was prevented from forcing Jones to take his beer too: for no quack ever held his nostrum to be a more general panacea than he did this; which, he said, had more virtue in it than was in all the physic in an apothecary's shop.

any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character
{n} a medicin, the ingredients of which are kept secret
Any scheme or device proposed by a quack
A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor; a quack medicine
If you refer to a medicine as a nostrum, you mean that it is not effective or has not been tested in a proper scientific way. pills, tablets, and other nostrums claiming to be magic potions. an idea that someone thinks will solve a problem easily, but will probably not help at all (nostrum )
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
You can refer to ideas or theories about how something should be done as nostrums, especially when you think they are old-fashioned or wrong in some way. yesterday's failed socialist nostrums
patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable
{i} false or phony remedy; panacea
nostrum remedium
Any folk medicine, or popular cure that is not tested, especially one not used in medicine
mare nostrum
(our sea) the Mediterranean to the ancient Romans
plural of nostrum
Türkisch - Englisch
(Tıp) nostrum