Side effects of side effects

You have words - now what do you do with them?
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Postby WordyPossum » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:15 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:You fear that if he tells you, he'd have to kill you? :-)
I fear that he very well may do that anyway, Perry. :(
There. My faith in medical practitioners is revealed. 8)

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Postby Philip Hudson » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:45 pm

Perry Lassiter wrote:
"You fear that if he tells you, he'd have to kill you?"
This is a real and literal problem in some language work. There is a group of people that learns languages that have no written form. They then develop a written form and teach the speakers to read. Then they translate the Bible for them. There are countries that do not want their minority tribes to have a written language, so they forbid this practice. I asked a lady who did this program where she had worked. She said that if she told me she would have to kill me.
It is dark at night, but the Sun will come up and then we can see.

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Postby bnjtokyo » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:28 am

The NYTimes had a story that might include the word you are looking for. See
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/01/busin ... ic.html?hp

The word, "antibody-drug conjugates," appearing in paragraph 7, does not refer to a drug that "counteracts" the side effect, but rather to the yoking together of two drugs, one to do the therapeutic work and the other to get the first drug to the correct location.

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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:36 pm

Just occurred to me that the doc's killing her would be a side effect of her inquiry. Still got finding a better answer for her on my bucket list. Antidote is the closest I've come, and that's not quite correct.
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Postby Perry Lassiter » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:37 pm

PS, thanks to bjntokyo for a new and intereesting phrase that probably fills the bill, but wasn't what's in the back of my little brain.
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