Acetum - s. neut.-i. -a.......................vineger.

Acidum - s. neut. -i. -a.........acid. or ac.....acid.

Ad - prep, ace..............................to.

Ana - indeel..................aa............of each.

Aromaticus - Adj

us. -a. -um . .aromat........aromatic.

Balsamum - s. neut. -i. -a......balsam........balsam.

Centimetrum (Cubicum) -I

a. . .c. (c.).......centimetre (cubic)

Compositus - Adj

us. -a. -um. .comp..........compound.

Congius - s. masc. -i. -i........C.............a gallon.

Cum - prep. abl..............c or cum......with.

cum semissee.............ss............and a half.

Collyrium - s. neut. -i. -a......collyr.........an eye-lotion.

Destillatus - Adj

us. -a. -um. .dest...........distilled.

Dilutis - Adj

us. -a. um.......dil............dilute

Dimidus - Adj

us. -a. -um used thus "unciam dimidiam".. ss............a half ounce.

Drachma - s. fem.-ae.-ae........dr. or 3......a drachm.

Extractum - s. neut. -i. -a......extr...........an extract

Flavus - Adj

us. a. -um.....................yellow.

Flexile - Adj

e. -is..........................flexible..

Fluidus - Adjs

us. -a. -um......fld............(fluid) liquid.

Flos - s. masc.-floris.-flores...................a flower.

Folium - s. neut. -i. -a. (gen. pi. -orum) fol.....a leaf.

Gramma - S

atis, -ata........g. or gm.......a gramme..

Granum - s. neut. -i. -a........gr............a grain.

Gummi - s. neut. indecl.....................a gum.

Libra - s. fern. -ae. ae...........lb............a pound

Lignum - s. neut. -i. -a......................wood.

Liquidus - Adj

us. -a. -um.....liquid.........liquid.

Liquor - s. masc. -oris. -ores... .liq............a fluid, a solution.

Minimum - s. neut. -i. -a......min. or m.....a minim.

Mollis - Adj

is. -e..........................soft.

Mel - s. Mellis pi. Mellita (Mella)...........a honey.

Mucilago-s. fern. inis. -ines. . .mucilag.......a mucilage.

Niger - adj. nigra.-um.......................black.

Nux - s. fem, -nucis. -nuces..................a nut.

Octarius - s. masc. -i. -i........0.............a pint.

Oleum - s. neut. -i. -a..........ol............an oil.

Preparatus - Adj

us. -a. -um.................prepared.

Quantum - sufficiat (satis).....q.s............as much as may be required

Radix - s. fem, -icis.-ices.....................a root.. .

Recipe - v...................Rx............take.

Rectificatus - Adj

us.- a. .um. .rect...........rectified.

Resina - s. fem. -ae. -ae.......................a resin.

Scrupulus - s. masc. -i. -i......scr. Э........a scruple.

Semen - s. neut. -inis. -ina (gen. pi. inum).....a seed.

Semis.......................ss............a half.

Spiritus - s. masc. -us. -us......spt...........a spirit.

Succus - s. masc. -i. -i.......................a juice

Syrupus - s. masc. -i. -i........syr...........a syrup.

Tinctura - s. fern. - -.......tinct..........a tincture.

Uncia - s. fem. -. -..........oz. or 3......an ounce.

Viridis - Adj

is. -e..........................green.

Words and phrases commonly occuring in the subscription: -

Capsula - s. fem, ...........caps..........a capsule.

Cataplasma - s. fem, -atis, pi. -ata............a poultice.

Ceratum - s. neut. -i,-a .....................a wax ointment, a cerate.

Charta - s. fem. -. -........chart.........a paper, (a powder)

Collutorium - s. neut. -i. -a...................an eye-wash.

Confectio - s. fem, -onis, ones................a confection.

Coque.....................................boil.

Cujus.....................................of which.

Detur.......................det...........let be given.

detur tales doses......................let such doses be given.

Divide....................................divide.

divide in partes aequales...............divide into equal parts.

divide in pulveres viginti................divide into 20 powders.

Dosis - s. fem. -is. -es........................a dose.

Emplastrum - s. neut. -i, -a . . . .empl..........a plaster.

Emulsio - s. fem.- onis. -ones.................an emulsion.

Enema - s. neut. -atis, -ata...................an enema or clyster.

Fiat.........................ft.............let be made.

fiat mistura..............ft. mist........let a mixture be made.

Fiant pulveres viginti.......................let 20 powders be made.

Haustus - s. masc. -us. -us...................a draught. (The entire quantity prescribed to be taken at one dose.)

Lege artis....................l.g............according to rule.

Linimentum - s. neut. -i, -a..................a liniment.

Lotio - s. fem. onis, -ones......lot............a lotion (skin wash).

Massa - s. fem. -, -.........mass..........a mass.

fiat massa et divide in pilulas triginti......Make a mass and divide it into 20 pills.

Misce.......................M............mix.

Mitte.....................................send.

mitte doses tales 48.....................send 48 doses.

Ne repetatur.................n. rep.........do not repeat.

Numerus - s. masc. -i. -i.....................a number.

fiant pilul in numero viginti............to make 20 pills.

Pilula - s. fem. -. -.........pil............a pill.

ft. pilula et mitte tales 20................make a pill and send 20 of them.

Pulvis s. fem. -eris. -eres.......pulv..........a powder.

ft. pulvis et divide in partes quales decem. Make a powder and divide it into 10 equal parts.

Signa.......................sig. or "s".....label.

Signa nomine proprio..........sig. n. p.......label with its common name.

Words and phrases occuring frequently in the signature.

Ad libitum...................ad lib.........as much as may be desired.

Alternis diebus...............alt. dieb.......every other day.

Alternis horis, alterna hora.....alt hor........every other hour.

Bini - Adj

. -a.. . ........................two at a time..

Bis in dies.................................twice daily.

Capiat....................................take (or let him take).

Cibus. s masc. -i. -i.........................food.

post vel ante cibos........p. vel. a.c......after or before meals.

post cibum vespere......................after the evening neal

Cochleare - s. neut. -is, -ia., . . .coch..........a spoonful.

Cochleare Parvum (vel infantis)..............a teaspoonful.

Cochleare medium (vel modicum).............a dessertspoonful.

Cochleare amplum (vel magnum).............a tablespoonful.

Cyanthus - s. masc. -i. -i.....................wine-glass.

Diebus tertiis vel quartis....................every third or fourth day

Ex aqua..................... ex. aq.........in water.

Febri durante..............................during the fever.

Hora - s. fem. -. -..........h. or hor......an hour.

hora decubitus...........hor. decub... . , ... ....

, at bedtime, on retiring, hora somni...............h.s..........

hora secunda...........................at two o'clock.

quaque secunda hora................... .. ,

,. , . Every other hour, secundis hons.........................

Indies.....................................daily.

Mane.....................................in the morning.

primo mane............................on rising.

mane sequente.........................the following morning.

mane nocteque.........................night and morning.

Omni hora...................omn. hor......every hour.

Omni quadrante hora.......................every quarter hour.

Per - prep, acc.............................by.

per os.................................by the mouth.

Prandium - s. neut. -i, a-....................dinner.

Pro re nata..................p.r.n...........as required.

Post - prep, acc............................after.

Quaque quarta hora...........q. q. h........every fourth hour.

Quaque sexta hora..........................Every sixth hour

Quotidie...................................daily.

Sumat.....................................let him take.

Sumendus - gerundive of sumo...............take.

Ter in die....................t.i.d...........three times a day.

Vespere....................................in the evening.