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1Medicine. Designating a theory of medicine according to which diseases are believed to arise from deficiency or excess of nervous excitement, and hence to be curable with stimulant or sedative drugs and therapies. Now historical.
2US. Of or relating to Brown University or its members.
1Medicine. An advocate of the Brunonian theory of medicine. Now historical.
2US. A student or graduate of Brown University.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Robert Jones (fl. 1772). From Brunon-, Bruno Latinized form of the surname Brown + -ian.
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