Anonymos

(From α., neg. and Anonymos 732 a name).

Nameless.

It was formerly a name of the cricoid cartilage; and many exotic trees and shrubs are ranked now under this name.

Anonymos Americana. A sort of wild madder. See Ruba syl,vatica laevis.

Anora

See Ovorum testae et calx.

Anorchides

(From α, neg. and Anorchides 733 a testicle).

Such as are born without testicles.

Anosia

(From α, neg. and Anosia 735 a disease). The absence of a disease.

Anosmia

(α, non. and Anosmia 736 odour). A diminution or loss of smelling. This function may be destroyed in various ways, from a dryness of the pituitary membrane; its too great mucosity, as in a coryza; its infarction, as in ozaena; and from an obstruction of the nostrils, as in a polypus. According to Dr. Cullen the species may be reduced to,

1. Anosmia organica, when there is some evident fault in the membrane that lines the nostrils, as a catarrh, a polypus, a Venereal infection, etc.

2. Anosmia atonica, when the membrane of the nostrils has no perceptible imperfection, as in paralysis. In these different instances, an attention to the cause will lead to the means for relief.

Anotasier

See Ammoniacus sal.

Anothen

SeeAno.

Anpater

See Sulphur.

Anser

(Syriac word, auza.) The goose. See Aliment.

The fat of geese is penetrating and discutient beyond that of any other animal.

An

Sj U D E N . See Asafoetida.

Antacida

(From Antacida 737 against,and acida, acids).

Antacids. Such remedies as resist or destroy acids. See Alterants.

The best antacid is pure kali; but it is not sufficient that we destroy the present acidity in the stomach: its digestive power must be increased in such a degree as to prevent future disturbance from this cause; for which purpose, see Anorexia, and Apepsia.

Antagonista

(From Antagonista 738 against, and to strive). One acting in opposition to another.

This word is applied to muscles which counteract each other.

Antale

See Antalium.

Antalgicus

(From Antalgicus 740 against, and pain). Such remedies as ease pain.

Antalium

(From Antalium 742 before, and the sea,) also called antale, and tubulus marinus. It is a shell like a pipe, of the thickness of a small quill, and about an inch and a half in length; it is hollow, and hath hollow lines running from one end to the other: its colour is white, or a greenish white. A kind of worm is the natural inhabitant of this shell, and its medical uses are the same with the shells of oysters, Etc.