(of a drug, medical treatment, etc.) that prolongs life
You see, Joint knows about the anti-agathic drug, even though Appropriations and the Pentagon don’t.
With the new anti-agathic drugs, people just aren’t dying.
She was very old; even now, with medicines and therapies and anti-agathic science, she was an old woman.
We do not suffer from disease. And we were given anti-agathic genes, so we do not age.
Another relevant biological trait is the longer Martian life span, approximately twice the human norm, with lives of one hundred fifty to two hundred years not uncommon, and several decades more far from unknown; anti-agathic drugs may double this, if taken consistently from adulthood.
James Blish, 'At Death's End'
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