A species of epilepsy mentioned by Paracelsus. A corruption of the word analepsia.


Johannes Anglicus and Riverius give this name to the species of epilepsy which proceeds from a disorder of the stomach. It is sometimes synonymous with epilepsy in general. See Epilepsia.


(From Analepsis 569 to recover and regain vigour after sickness). Hence,


(From α, neg. and Analgesia 570 pain).

Indolence, or absence of pain or grief. A state of ease.


(From Analogia 571 . per, by, and ratio, reason). Analogy. It is the mode of reasoning of things not perfectly known, by comparison with others which are better understood, and drawing conclusions from their similitude. See Botanical analogy.


(From α, neg. and Analthes 573 to cure).



(From α, neg. and Analtos 574 salt). Unsalted.


(From Anamnestica 576 and recorder, to remember). Medicines supposed to improve the memory, or restore it when lost. We need not adq. that the power of such medicines is imaginary.

Anamnestica signa. Commemorative signs; signs which discover the preceding state of the body: as demonstrative signs shew the present state; and prognostics shew the future state.


The Brasilians call it yayanna. The pine apple. The bromelia ananas Lin. Sp. Pl. 408; called also carduus Brasilianus.

Mons. Le Cour, of Leyden, was the first who raised this fruit in Europe: they were brought from the Indies to the West, and from thence into Europe. It resembles the cone or fruit of a pine tree, and from thence takes its name; the richness and the flavour of the fruit are well known. It is, however, cold, watery, and indigestible. See Aliment.

Ananas, wild. See Karatas. Bromelia karatus Lin. Sp. Pi. 408.


(From α, non, and Anandroi 578 ). Hippocrates applies this word to women who havenever known men.


(From Anapalin 579 and rursus). On the contrary side; as if nature endeavoured to free herself from some disease, by her exertions on the side opposite to that wherein the affection arose. It is opposed to Catixis, which see.


(From Anaphalantiasis 581 a bald person). Baldness of the eye-brows.


(From Anaphonesis 582 and ). A species of exercise which consisted in vociferation.

It is supposed to increase the natural heat, improve the appetite and digestion, and to be useful to the phlegmatic and cachectic. Singing is a gentler exercise. Sec Hieron Mercurialis De Arte Gymnastica.