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(Pharmacology) a medicine protected by a patent and available without a doctor's prescription
1. a nonprescription drug that is protected by the trademark of a company that owns the patent on its manufacture or is licensed to distribute it.
2. any proprietary drug.
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|Noun||1.||patent medicine - medicine that is protected by a patent and available without a doctor's prescription|
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
nostrum - patent medicine whose efficacy is questionable