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Asthma Drug Found Effective In Treatment Of Chronic Hives, Itchiness
2013-02-25 08:57:48

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though not the most common occurrence, researchers do sometimes discover drugs marketed for one particular disease, disorder or illness can work well in treating a totally different condition. One recent discovery was that of a popular diabetes drug that showed promise in treating ovarian cancer. Another--not so recent--discovery was of the antidepressant drug Wellbutrin that proved to be effective in helping smokers kick the habit....


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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