Anguium Senectae

The exuviae, or skins of serpents that are cast in spring; the slough or cast skin of a snake is as good. A decoction of it boiled in wine is said to cure deafness, pain in the ears, etc.

Angularis Arteria

(From angulus, an angle). See Maxillariae arteiuae.

Angularis musculus. See Levator scapulae et Patientiae

Anguli Oculi

(From angulus, an angle). See Canthi.

Angulus Acutus Tible

The spine of the tibia, or the shin.


(From Anguria 700 a vessel,) so called because it resembles a cup. See Citrullls.


(From angustus, strait). Anxi-ety, restlessness in distempers.


T hey also signify a narrowness of the vessels.

Angustifolia Plantago

(From angus-tum, narrow, and folium, a leaf). See Plantago minor.


An epithet of a corrosive, described by Hartman.


(From anhelo,to breathe with difficulty). Medicines which facilitate respiration.

Anhalt Na A Qua

Anhalt water of the Brandenburg Dispensatory. Sp. vini rect. is distilled from turpentine, and twelve or thirteen other ingredients of the aromatic kind added; but a more elegant spirit of a similar nature may be obtained by mixing a proper quantity of the essential oils of rosemary, lavender, or sage, with the common oil of turpentine, and then distilling them from spirit of wine. This water is an excellent cordial.


A Nhelo,anheli Tus,(from anhelo, to breathe short,) pantixg. A shortness of breath after strong exercise. In fevers, dropsies, asthmas, pleurisies, etc. there is always an anhelitus. To express this Hippocrates often uses the word pneuma; but the same term amongst the chemists signifies smoke, and also horse dung; this last is called, when hot, cancinpericon.


(Indian). An aquatic bird of prey in Brasil, larger than a swan. Its horn is esteemed an antidote against poison.


(Indian). See Sassafras.


(From α, privat. and Aniceton 701 to conquer,) invincible. An epithet for a plaster ascribed to Crito; an infallible remedy for the acores.


See Anisum.


(From α, neg. and Anicetum 702 to sweat ). Without sweat.




See Indicum.

Anima Mundi

(From Anima Mundi 703 wind,sfiirit). The soul of the Wolrd. The ubiquitarian principle of Plato, like Des Cartes' aether, pervading and influencing all parts and places, and the archaeus of Van Helmont and Paracelsus. In the works of the elder chemists and pharmaceutists, it means a concentration of the virtues of bodies, by any means that can be supposed to develop their powers, as solution, distillation, etc. Thus we have anima jaspidis, aloes, and rhubarbari.

Anima pulmonum. A name given to saffron on account of its supposed use in asthmas. See Crocus.