n.— «A new term has entered the pharmaceutical developer’s glossary: theranostics. This word, created by the diagnostics company Pharma­Netics, defines the development of diagnostic tests that can identify which patients are most suited for a drug and provide feedback on how well the drug is working.» —“Theranostics: Guiding therapy” R&D Directions Nov. 23, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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