adaptogen

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Borrowed from Russian адаптоген (adaptogen), coined by Russian scientist N.V. Lazarev, equivalent to adapt +‎ -o- +‎ -gen.

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adaptogen (plural adaptogens)

  1. (medicine) Any natural herbal substance (such as ginseng) that is supposed to help the body adapt to stress, and to exert a normalizing effect upon body functions.

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