This section is from the book "Smith's Family Physician", by William Henry Smith. See also: Natural Physician's Healing Therapies: Proven Remedies that Medical Doctors Don't Know.
Remedies against spasm.
The termination or verge of the rectum, serving as an outlet for the faeces.
Loss of speech or voice, without fainting or insensibility.
The mechanism by which the bones of the skeleton are connected with each other.
Suspended animation; apparent death.
Debility; want of strength.
Remedies which contract the animal fibre; and arrest fluxes, haemorrhages, diarrhoea, etc.
The act of listening by the application of the ear to some part of the body in the examination of disease; either by the ear alone, or by the aid of the stethoscope.
The arm-pit. Axillary, belonging to the arm-pit.
Salts containing a double proportion of Carbonic Acid Gas.
A bad habit of body.
Medicines which excite warmth.
Substances supposed to generate heat in the animal system, as fat, starch, etc.
A solid concretion found in various parts of the human body, and commonly called stone or gravel.
Ulceration of the bones.
The Greek term for Cancer.
Relating to the heart.
Remedies which dispel flatulency, and allay pain of the stomach and bowels.
Medicines which act upon the bowels. They are called laxative, when mild; purgative, when active; and drastic, when very violent.
A substance which destroys parts by chemically decomposing them.
A scar; the mark left after the healing of a wound or ulcer.
A term applied to lectures given at the bedside.
A term applied to any excessive evacuation, as diarrhoea or sweating.
Drowsiness, dead sleep, torpor.
Affected with coma or drowsiness.
Born with. A term applied to diseases or pecu-larities of formation existing before birth.
Undue fulness of the blood-vessels.
Capable of being communicated by contact.
Sulphate of Iron or Green Vitriol.
The production of an artificial or secondary disease, in order to relieve another or primary one.
The grating sensation or noise, occasioned by pressing the finger upon a part affected with emphysema; or by the ends of a fracture when moved.
Undigested substances in the stomach.
Belonging to the skin.
The epidermis or scarf-skin.
The derma or true skin.
Deglutition-The act of swallowing.
The property of some salts of becoming liquid by attracting moisture from the air.
Softening and diluting medicines,
Medicines which remove obstructions.
A substance which corrects or destroys foul smells.
The operation of drying.
The falling off of the cuticle in the form of scales.
Substances which cleanse wounds, ulcers, etc.
Mucilaginous Starch, prepared by boiling a solution of starch with a few drops of Sulphuric Acid.
The act of discerning or distinguishing; the distinction of diseases.
A flux; looseness in the bowels.
A copious flow of urine.
Watery liquors, which increase the fluidity of the blood.
Substances which possess the power of dispers-ingtumours.
Substances which destroy infections.
The purification of infected air.
Medicines which increase the flow of urine.
A piece of lint rolled up in a cylindrical form.
Affusion, a stream of fluid made to fall upon some part of the body.
The application of a cupping-glass without drawing blood.
The outermost membrane of the brain.
Difficult or painful menstruation.
Difficult respiration, short of breath.
Suppression, or difficulty in voiding urine.
The boiling or bubbling of liquids,
Extravasted blood, from bruises.
An eruption of the skin.
Exhalations, vapours, etc.
Tumours which consist of matters contained in a sack or bag.
Diseases peculiar to the inhabitants of particular countries, native diseases.
An over-fulness of the vessels of a part.
Involuntary discharge of urine.
The upper part of the abdomen.
The outer skin on the red part of the lips, and on the mucous membranes in general.
Destruction by ulceration.
Medicines which cause sneezing, as snuff, etc.
An eruptive fever, called the Rose, or St. Anthony's Fire.