(Generation).

36. Emmenagoques (Gr.

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monthly, +

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to lead, leading forth). - These restore the menstrual function, either by stimulating directly the uterine muscular fibre, or indirectly enriching the blood, thus toning up the nervous system: (a) Direct - which act locally on the uterus: ergot, rue, tansy, savin, cantharides, myrrh, guaiacum, apiol, hedeoma, cimicifuga, caulophyllum, Pulsatilla, potassium permanganate; (b) Indirect - which act generally on the system: iron, manganese, quinine, strychnine, aloetic purgatives, tonics, hot hip baths, codliver oil. 37. Ecbolics, Oxytocics (Gr.

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out of, +

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to throw out;

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quick, +

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birth). - These stimulate the muscular fibres of the gravid uterus to contraction, thus causing premature birth or abortion: ergot, cottonroot bark, savin, hydrastis, potassium permanganate, oils of rue, tansy, and pennyroyal. 38. Aphrodisiacs (Gr.

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Venus, Greek goddess of love, venereal).- These stimulate sexual appetite and power by acting reflexly or directly upon the cerebral or spinal genital centre: damiana, phosphorus, cantharides, tonics, ergot, meat diet, strychnine, cannabis, alcohol.

39. Anaphrodisiacs (Gr.

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not, +

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- These lessen sexual functions and appetite, by diminishing excitability of the nerves of the genital organs, also by depressing the genital centres in the brain and spine, and by decreasing local circulation: bromides, camphor, opium, tobacco, purgation, venesection, cold baths, ice, vegetable diet, cocaine, belladonna. 40. Galactaqoques (Gr.

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milk, +

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to lead, leading forth). - These increase lacteal secretion: pilocarpus, ricinus (leaves locally), thea (internally with alcohol, beer, porter), etc.