This section of the book is from "The Complete Herbalist" by Dr. O. Phelps Brown. Also available from Amazon: The Complete Herbalist: The People Their Own Physicians By The Use Of Nature's Remedies.
DEGLUTITION, The action of swallowing.
DELIRIUM, Straying from the rules of reason; wandering of the mind.
DEOBSTRUENT. A medicine having the power of removing obstructions.
DEODORIZED, Deprived of odor or smell.
DESQUAMATION, Exfoliation, or separation of the scarf skin, in the form of scales.
DETERGENTS, Medicines that cleanse parts, as wounds, ulcers, etc.
DIAGNOSTICATE, Forming a diagnosis or character of a disease by its symptoms.
DIAPHORESIS, A greater degree of perspiration than natural, but less than sweating.
DIATHESIS, Disposition of the body; predisposition to a certain disease. DISCUTIENT, A medicine having the power to discuss, repel, or resolve tumors.
DIURESIS, A greater discharge of urine than natural.
DRASTIC, Active; a name given to those cathartics that operate powerfully.
DUCT, The canal leading from a gland or vesicle.
DYSPNOEA, Difficulty of breathing.
ECTOZOA, Parasitic animals that infest the exterior of the body, as lice, etc.
EFFERENT, Conveying outwards; nerves that convey nervous stimulus from the brain to other parts.
EFFLUVIA, Emanations, miasms, noxious matter.
EJACULATOR, That which effects the emission of sperm.
EMBRYO, The fecundated germ in the early stages of its development in the womb.
EMULSION, A pharmaceutical preparation, in which oil is suspended in water by means of mucilage.
EMUNCTORY, Any organ whose office it is to excrete or expel matters.
ENDEMIC, Diseases which are owing to some peculiarity in a situation or locality. Thus, ague is endemic in marshy countries.
EPISPADIAS, A condition of the penis in which the urethra opens at the upper part of the organ.
ERUCTATION, A sonorous emission of flatus, by the mouth, from the stomach.
EXACERBATION, Increase in the symptoms of a disorder; paroxysm.
EXANTHEMATOUS, Relating to the exanthems or eruptive diseases.
EXCRESCENCE, A tumor which forms at the surface of organs, especially the skin, mucous membranes, and ulcerated surfaces.
EXFOLIATION, The separation of dead portions from the various tissues.
EXTRAVASATION, Escape of a fluid from the vessel which contains it, as blood from the veins.
EXUDATION, The oozing of a matter from the pores of a membrane; also the matter that issues in such a manner.
FACIAL, Relating to the face.
FAECAL, Relating to the faeces or stools.
FALX, A name given to several membranous reflections having the shape of a scythe.
FARINACEOUS, Having the appearance or nature of farina, or the powder obtained by grinding the seeds of certain plants.
FEBRIFUGE, having the power of abating or driving away fever.
FEBRILE, Relating to or having the character of fever.
FIBRIN, An immediate animal principle entering into the composition of the chyle and the blood; it is the coagulable material of blood.
FLEXOR, Muscles whose office it is to bend certain parts.
FLUCTUATION, The undulation of a fluid which is felt by pressure, properly practised.
FOETUS, Usually this name is applied to the product of conception after quickening, or more advanced stage of utero-gestation; more vaguely, it is used synonymously with embryo.
FOLLICLE, A small secreting cavity formed by a depression of the skin or mucous membrane.
FUNGOUS, Relating to funga, or certain growths resembling the mushroom, which have no external ulceration, as warts, etc.