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Snake oil is a traditional Chinese medicine used to treat joint pain.

Additional definitions for 'snake oil':

snake oilA fraudulent, ineffective potion or nostrum; panacea.
snake oilA type of 19th century patent medicine sold in the United States that claimed to contain snake fat, supposedly a Native American remedy for various ailments.
snake oilAny product with exaggerated marketing but questionable or unverifiable quality.
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