Burnt lead.


See Argentum vivum.

Aleophanginae Pilulae

These are the pil. aromaticae of Messue. Joined with the hellebore they have been called pil. aleophang. capitales et stomachicae.


(From Aleos 329 heat). Taken as an adjective it signifies heaped, crowded, condensed, continued; as a substantive, heat or warmth.


See Manna,


(From Ales 330 salt). The name of a compound salt.


See Alumen plumosum, N° 2.


Meal, (from Aleuron 331 to grind). Strictly it is the meal of wheat, though commonly applied to other sorts. See Alphita.


See Laurus Alexandrina.

Alexandri Antidotus Aurea

Alexander's golden antidote. Myrepsus gives us the prescription; it is composed of animal, vegetable, and mineral substances, and contains about seventy ingredients.

Alexandri regis collyrium siccum. King Alexander's dry medicine for the eyes. It was made of saffron/celtic nard, and canal coal.


See Laurus Alexandrina.

Alexandrium Empl Viride

A plaster described by Celsus, made with wax, plumose alum, etc.


See AEris flos.


(From Alexicaca 332 to drive away, and evil). See Antidotus and Amuleta.


Alexipharmics, (from Alexipharmica 334 to repel, or drive- away, and poison,) called also antifiharmica, and caco alexeteria. Medicines to preserve the body against the power of poisons, or to correct or expel those taken into the machine; the words alexeteria, theriaca, and antidota, have the same import; hence warm stimulants and diaphoretics may be considered of this class; and perhaps the whole power of the alexipharmics will be chiefly of service by acting in one of these modes. Their celebrity among the ancients arose from the frequent apprehensions of poison; and, in the middle ages, the nature of the apprehended poison only was altered, and the preventive was employed against contagious fevers. The term has been also applied to Amulets. See Amuleta.

Alexipyreticum Alexipyretos, Or Alexipyretum

(From Alexipyreticum Alexipyretos Or Alexipyretum 336 to drive away, and a fever). A remedy for a fever, or fire.


Alexiterials, (from Alexiteria 339 and a preservative from contagion). Hippocrates used the word alexiteria to express help or remedies. Strictly speaking, alexiterials were opposed to poisons inflicted from causes external to the body. See Alexi-pharmica.

AquA lactis alexiteria. Alexiteriul milk-water.

Aq. alexiteria spirituosa; called also epidemica aqua, plague-water. Each is now rejected from modern pharmacopoeias.