a drug or other medical treatment that prolongs life
So what you’re looking for now is not an antibiotic—an anti-life drug—but an anti-agathic, an anti-death drug.
All that was important was that the shedeena crystals were an anti-agathic, an anti-death drug which enabled the old, the rich, the influential to gain renewed youth and extended virility.
One of them was a genuine anti-agathic, slowing down aging for Martians and probably for Terrans too.
James Blish, 'At Death's End'
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