Acataposis

(From α,non, and Acataposis 34 deglutio). See Deglutitio.

Acatastatae

(From α, neg. and Acatastatae 35 to deine). Fevers anomalous in their appearance, and irregular in their paroxyms.

Acatharsia

(From α, non, and Acatharsia 36 to purge). The impurity in a diseased bodynot yet purged off.

Acaulis Acaulos

Of α, negative, and Acaulis Acaulos 37caulis, a stalk or stem, without stem or stalk. A plant is said to be acaulis which has no stem, but whose flower rests on the ground, as in the carline thistle.

Accessio

(From accedo, to approach,) accession. The beginning of the paroxysm of an intermittent fever, etc.

Accessorius

(From accedo, to approach towards,) accessory. So the, eighth pair of nerves is named. Willis hath given the same appellation to some branches from the eighth pair of nerves. They arise by several filaments from both sides of the medulla spinalis of the neck. Having advanced to the first vertebra, each is fixed to the back side of the ganglion of the nervus suboccipitalis, or tenth pair; then again run upwards into the cranium by the great occipital hole, communicate with the ninth and tenth, return out of the cranium, and in their passage join the eighth pair; afterwards turning backward, and perforating the mus-culus sterno-mastoideus, terminate in the trapezius, having first sent some branches to the rhomboides.

Accessorius

(Musculus). Vide Flexor digitorum Accessorius, and Longus Pedis.

Accessorius Sacro-Lumbaris,Vellum-Balis

See Sacro lumbaris.

Accipiter

(From accipio, to take,) the hawk. In chirurgical language, it is the name of a bandage which was put over the nose; and it was so called because it resembled the claw of the hawk.

Accipitrina

(From accipiter, the hawk,) herb Hawkweed. Because hawks were said to scratch it, and apply the juice to their eyes to prevent blindness. The flix weed has also the same appellation. See Hi-eracium and Sophia.

Acclivis

(From ad, and clivis, an ascent). See Obliquus ascendens abdominis.

Accouchement

(Fr. lying in, delivery,) and hence the practitioners have been styled Accoucheurs.

Accretio

(From ad, and cresco, to grow to,) accretion, growth, and nutrition. See Nutri-catio; also a growing together, as the fingers or to one another.

Acephalos

From α, negative, and Acephalos 38 a head,) applied to monsters born without heads, instances of which.occur in Schenkius Paraeus, Wolfius, Mauriceau, etc. These are collected by Wepfer, and modern collections contain similar instances.

Aceratos

(From α, von, and Aceratos 39 to mix).

Hippocrates applies this term to the unmixed, uncor-rupted humours of the body.

Acer Virginianum

Odoratum. Liquid amber. See Liquid amber.