Medullary

The white substance of the brain.

Micturition

Making water.

Mobility

Excessive susceptibility to impressions.

Moribund

Dying.

Mortification

The death of any part of the body occasioned by inflammation.

Mucous Membranes

The membranes which line the internal passages and other cavities of the body.

Nasal

Belonging to the nose.

Nates

The buttocks.

Necrosis

Mortification of the bones.

Nodosity

A chalky concretion found in joints, in gouty people,

Occiput

The back part of the head.

Cedema

A dropsical swelling of any kind.

Cesophagus

The gullet.

Ossification

The formation of bone.

Oxygen

A gas which forms about a fifth part of atmospheric air, and is essential to the respiration of animals.

Palliatives

Medicines which produce merely temporary relief.

Palpation

Examination by touch and pressure; feeling.

Panacea

A universal remedy.

Panada - Bread pap. .

Paraplegia

Paralysis of the lower half of the body.

Parieties - Walls.

Parturition

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.

Pectorals

Medicines which relieve disorders of the chest.

Pediluvium

A foot-bath.

Pellicle

A thin skin or film.

Pelvis

The basin, or large bony cavity which forms the lower part of the trunk of the human body.

Pepsin

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.

Percussion

Striking or tapping the surface.

Perforation

Piercing or boring a hole through.

Periosteum

The membrane which surrounds the bones.

Peristaltic - The peculiar motion of the intestines.

Peritoneum

The serous membrane which lines the cavity of the abdomen, and covers all the different organs therein.

Pessary

A small instrument made to hold up and prevent the falling of the womb.

Petechia

A speck or spot resembling a flea-bite. They occur in certain fevers.

Peyer's Glands

The clustered glands of the intestines, first discovered by Peyer.

Phagedcena

An ulcer which spreads and. as it were, eats away the flesh.

Pharmacy

The preparation of medicinal substances.

Phlebitis

Inflammation of the veins.

Phlebotomy

The opening of a vein for the purpose of bleeding.

Plethora

A full habit of body.

Pleura

A membrane which encloses each lung, and lines the cavity of the chest.

Plexus

A kind of net-work of blood-vessels, or nerves.

Pomum Adami

Adam's Apple. The prominent part in the front of the throat; so called, from its projecting more in men than in women.

Predisposing Cause

A state which renders the body susceptible of disease.

Primae Viae

The first passages; namely, the stomach and intestinal tube.

Primipara

One who is delivered of her first child.

Probang

A long slender piece of whalebone, with a piece of sponge at one end, for removing obstructions from the gullet.

Prognosis

The foreseeing and foretelling what will take place in diseases.

Prophylactic

Any means employed for the preservation of health.

Reduction

A surgical operation, by which a dislocated bone is restored to its proper place.

Refrigerants

Medicines which diminish the heat of the body.

Regimen

A rule of diet prescribed for a patient.

Remission

A cessation or diminution of feverish symptoms, during fevers.

Repellent

An application which causes a disease to recede from the surface of the body.

Resolution

The subsidence of inflammation without abscess, ulceration, etc.

Resolvent

A substance employed to diminish inflammatory and other tumours.

Respiration

The function of breathing.

Resuscitation

The bringing back to life.

Retrocedent

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.

Salivary Glands

Three glands, situated behind and beneath the lower jaw, for the purpose of secreting saliva.

Salivation

An unusually abundant secretion of saliva, usually produced by taking certain medicines.

Sanguification

The process by which the chyle is converted into blood.

Sanguineous

Bloody.

Sanitarium

An institution for the treatment of the sick.

Scybala

Small hardened balls into which the fa3ces become converted, after long retention in the bowels.

Sebaceous

Suety; resembling suet.

Secretions

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.

Secundines

The after-birth.

Sequela

A morbid affection which follows another, as Dropsy after Scarlet Fever, etc.

Siliceous Waters

"Waters containing a large proportion of silica or flint.

Sinapism

A mustard poultice.

Sinus

A gulf or cavity.

Slough

A scab, or dead part of the flesh, separated from the living, during the progress of ulceration.

Sphacelus

Complete mortification; generally preceded by gangrene, the incomplete state.

Spinal Cord

The matter contained within the spinal or vertebral column, commonly called the back-bone.