A collection of pus seated in any particular organ or tissue.
In anatomy this term is applied to small, delicate, transparent vessels which take up and convey any substances from the surface of the body, or from any cavity, into the blood.
In surgery, the reunion of parts that have been divided, by means of a special kind of inflammation denominated the adhesive.
The process by which wounds are united. It is often synonymous with union by the first intention.
The absence of natural thirst.
A substance which unites with acids in the definite proportions, so as to neutralize their properties more or less perfectly, and to form salts. It changes vegetable blues to green.
Substances having some of the properties of alkalies.
A term used by homoeopathic writers to designate the old practice of medicine in contradistinction to their own; now generally em- ployed by both parties; literally implies curing one disease by another, or a medicine which produces a dissimilar one.
Absence or stoppage of the menstrual flux.
Stiffening of a joint, either from deposit of ossific or bone-forming matter, or contraction of the muscles or ligaments; adhesion of the articulating surfaces.
Inflammation of the membrane which forms the pharynx.
Want of appetite.
The inferior opening of the rectum.
Loss of voice.
The intervals between febrile. paroxysms.
Asthenic Low; applied to disease; literally want of strength.
Medicaments used in the old practice to contract the animal fibre.
A want of tone or energy in the muscular power.
A morbid state of the digestive system, in which the food taken into the stomach fails to afford sufficient nourishment. A wasting of the whole, or of individual parts of the body.