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The Malabar nut. Referred by Lin. to the genus justicia; not employed in modern practice, and seemingly useless.
(From ad, and haereo, to cleave to,) adhesion. In medicine, a term used for two parts sticking together, which are naturally separate.
If any of those parts in the thorax or belly that lie in contact inflame, they commonly grow together. The lungs very frequently adhere to the pleura.
On this subject see Dr. Flemyng's treatise on adhesions, or accretions of the lungs; or an abstract from it in the Med. Mus. vol. i. To this head must be referred the modern improved method of healing wounds as is said, "by the first intention:" the lips are brought together, and thus adhere. See Vulnus.
(From α, non, and to grow wet,) so named because the leaves are not easily made wet. Maiden-hair. Also called polytrichon and polytrychum, (from much, and hair,) expressive of a capillary herb.
Two species are only employed, viz. A. capillus Veneris, Lin. Sp. Pi. 1558, and A. pedatum, 1557. From the latter, the French prepare their sirop de capillaire, which they flavour with orange-flower water: a proportion of honey, it is said, is usually added. It acts chiefly as a demulcent, sheathing the inflamed and irritable epiglottis.
A spirit distilled from tartar; said, by Mr. Boyle, to be neither acid, vinous, nor urinous.
(From α, neg. and to perspire). Impeded perspiration; which was considered by the ancients as the primary cause of fevers, from what they termed vaporosa et fuliginosa effluvia, not being permitted to pass through the cutaneous pores.
(From α, neg. and to stumble or slide). The word signifies firm; but in medicine it is the name of a remedy against the colic, of stone-parsley, henbane-seed, white pepper, etc. formed into an electuary.
(From α, neg. and perfluo, to flow out or through). It signifies a total suppression of the necessary evacuations from the bowels.
See Argent. vivum.
( to hurt). See Urtica.
See A deps.
The modern appellation of Spermaceti, q .v.
They are branches from the phrenitic arteries, which are spread on the fat that covers the kidneys, from which the blood is returned by the veins. See Capsulares Arteriae
See Cellulosa membrana.
(From α, neg. and thirst). Want of thirst. Dr. Cullen ranks this as a genus of disease, in the locales dysorexiae. But he thinks it is generally, if not always, symptomatic.