See Lycium.


See Femer.


Exercise is sometimes useful, by agitating the whole system; and violent agitation is recommended by Bartholine in fits of tooth-ach and deafness. Agitation of mind from any cause has certainly relieved nervous complaints, and prevented the access of fevers or of spasmodic attacks.


(α, non, and Aglactatio 246 lac). Defect Of Milk


(From Aglia 247 shining). Sec AEgides.


(From Aglithes 248 to be offensive). The division or segments of a head of garlick, which we call its cloves.


(From α,priv. and Aglutitio 249 to swallow).

A difficulty of, or impediment to, swallowing. See Deglutitlo.


(From Agme 250 to break). See Fractura.


A tree which grows about the isthmus of Darien; it resembles a pear-tree, both as to its general appearance and its fruit, the pulp of which is said to be highly aphrodisiac. Raii Hist.


See Adnata.


See Indicum.

Agnina Membra

Na, (from Agnina Membra 251 a lamb, and membrana,a membrane,) vel Pellicula. Aetius calls one of the membranes which involves the foetus by this name, which he derives from its tenderness. This name is adopted by Drelincourt and Bartholine. See Amnion.


A. (from α, neg. and Agnoi 252 to know ). It is when a patient in a fever forgets his acquaintance. When it is joined with rigor, it is a dangerous symptom.


(From α, neg. and Agomphiasis 253 compact,) or Gom Phiasis. A distemper of the teeth; it is when they are loose in their sockets and pained.


(From α, priv. and Agone 254 offspring). Hexbane; so named because it is supposed to occasion barrenness. See Hyosciamus niger.


(From α, neg. and Agonia 255 an offspring).

See Sterilitas.

Agonia, (from Agonia 256 a combat or struggle). Agony, as when there is a struggle between life and death. To avoid this painful struggle, which has agitated the minds of the wisest and best of men, different plans have been suggested. But death is the last scene which we must all act; and, to the mind possessing an awful sense of the power and goodness of the Almighty, there is but a shade of difference between our voluntarily shortening our lives for a few hours or minutes, and the abridging half an age. Also fear and sadness of mind, with agitation.

Agoni Sticum

(From Agoni Sticum 257 to strive). Galen, in speaking of Marasmus, uses this word to signify water extremely cold, which he directs to be given in large quantities in erysipelatous fevers, that it may overpower the excessive heat of the blood.

A Gonos, (from α, neg. and Agoni Sticum 258 an offspring, or barren).

Hippocrates calls those women so who have not children, though they might have, if the impediment was removed. In botany it means not bearing seed or fruit.