See Anatron.


(From Anatresis 622 and to perforate).

Galen uses this word to express trepanning.


(From Anatripsis 624 and I wear). Fric.

tion: sometimes called tripsis.


See Argentum vivum.

Anatron Natron

(Arab). A lake of Egypt, where it was produced. The mineral fixed alkali-see Alkali.

On the Peak of Teneriffe the inhabitants call it sa-litron, which is their name for salt petre also.

Anatron is a name of the spume or gall of glass, which bubbles on the surface while in the furnace; of the terra Saracenica, of which are three kinds, the red, black, and azure; and of a white stony excrescence, found on rocks somewhat in the form of moss.


(From Anatrope 626 to subvert). A subversion or relaxation of the stomach, with loss of appetite and nausea. Vogel defines it, a want of appetite with nausea


See Ovorum testa.

Anaudia Anaudos

See Catalepsis.

(From α, neg. and Anaudia Anaudos 627 speech). Galen confines it to one who hath lost the use of speech, but retains his voice: aphonia signifies the loss of voice.


The genus to which this plant belongs was established by Wildenow, under the name cascaria, Wild. v. ii. Sp. Pi. 629. It is the a. ovata of Reed, and La Marck; employed as a sudorific.


(From Anaxyris 628 the sole of a shoe,) as the herb so called has its leaf shaped in that form. Sec Lapathum vllgare.


See Ambra.


(From am, on both sides, and caput, the head). It implies hesitation respecting the nature of a disease, or the effects of a medicine.

Ancha Anka

An Arabic word, to press upon; as the thigh, which is the support of the body. See Femur.


Os. See Femoris, os.


Or Anchylops,(from Anchilops 629 near, and the eye). See AEgylops.


The Mexican name for the male ginger.

Anchoralis Processus

(From Anchoralis Processus 631 an anchor). See Processus coracoides.

Anchusa Alcanna

Alkanet root. An-chusa officinalis Lin. Sp. Pi. 191; a mucilaginous plant of weak powers.

Anchusa tinctoria, Lin. Sp. Pi. 192. The roots are of a deep purplish colour outwardly; and they give out a deep red colour to oil, wax, unctuous substances, spirit of wine, and spirit of turpentine, 1/40th part of the bark of this root colours 39/40ths of any of the above matters; by a gentle heat they most perfectly extract its colour. It is now only used for colouring oils, ointments, and plasters; formerly it was considered to possess astringent powers, and recommended in many disorders.