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.
The white substance of the brain.
Excessive susceptibility to impressions.
The death of any part of the body occasioned by inflammation.
The membranes which line the internal passages and other cavities of the body.
Belonging to the nose.
Mortification of the bones.
A chalky concretion found in joints, in gouty people,
The back part of the head.
A dropsical swelling of any kind.
The formation of bone.
A gas which forms about a fifth part of atmospheric air, and is essential to the respiration of animals.
Medicines which produce merely temporary relief.
Examination by touch and pressure; feeling.
A universal remedy.
Panada - Bread pap. .
Paralysis of the lower half of the body.
Parieties - Walls.
The act of bringing forth, or being delivered of children.
Pathognomic - A term applied to symptoms, which are characteristic of and peculiar to a disease.
Medicines which relieve disorders of the chest.
A thin skin or film.
The basin, or large bony cavity which forms the lower part of the trunk of the human body.
A peculiar substance formed in the stomach, and present in the gastric juice. It is usually prepared by infusing the lining membrane of the fourth stomach of the calf, which is known as rennet.
Striking or tapping the surface.
Piercing or boring a hole through.
The membrane which surrounds the bones.
Peristaltic - The peculiar motion of the intestines.
The serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, and covers all the different organs therein.
A small instrument made to hold up and prevent the falling of the womb.
A speck or spot resembling a flea-bite. They occur in certain fevers.
The clustered glands of the intestines, first discovered by Peyer.
An ulcer which spreads and. as it were, eats away the flesh.
The preparation of medicinal substances.
The opening of a vein for the purpose of bleeding.
A full habit of body.
A membrane which encloses each lung, and lines the cavity of the chest.
A kind of net-work of blood-vessels, or nerves.
Adam's Apple. The prominent part in the front of the throat; so called, from its projecting more in men than in women.
A state which renders the body susceptible of disease.
The first passages; namely, the stomach and intestinal tube.
One who is delivered of her first child.
A long slender piece of whalebone, with a piece of sponge at one end, for removing obstructions from the gullet.
The foreseeing and foretelling what will take place in diseases.
Any means employed for the preservation of health.
A surgical operation, by which a dislocated bone is restored to its proper place.
Medicines which diminish the heat of the body.
A rule of diet prescribed for a patient.
A cessation or diminution of feverish symptoms, during fevers.
An application which causes a disease to recede from the surface of the body.
A substance employed to diminish inflammatory and other tumours.
The function of breathing.
The bringing back to life.
When a disease leaves one situation, and seizes on another, it is called retrocedent; as when the Gout leaves the great toe, and attacks the stomach.
Three glands, situated behind and beneath the lower jaw, for the purpose of secreting saliva.
An unusually abundant secretion of saliva, usually produced by taking certain medicines.
The process by which the chyle is converted into blood.
An institution for the treatment of the sick.
Small hardened balls into which the fa3ces become converted, after long retention in the bowels.
Suety; resembling suet.
Substances secreted or separated from the blood, by the action of certain secreting organs: as the salts deposited by the urine, bile, semen, milk, etc.
"Waters containing a large proportion of silica or flint.
A mustard poultice.
A gulf or cavity.
A scab, or dead part of the flesh, separated from the living, during the progress of ulceration.
Complete mortification; generally preceded by gangrene, the incomplete state.
The matter contained within the spinal or vertebral column, commonly called the back-bone.