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Repurposing Hypothesis

A drug repurposing hypothesis is a proposal or conjecture suggesting that an existing drug could be used for a novel therapeutic application, either by identifying new targets for the drug or by applying the drug to different diseases or conditions than it was originally intended for. This hypothesis is based on the premise that a drug with established safety and efficacy in one context may also be effective in treating other diseases, potentially leading to new treatment options and improved patient outcomes.