(From ab,and a joint).
(From α, neg. and an affection, or passion). Those who seem to be void of human passions, instanced in Diogenes the Cynic, and Timon.
(From α, neg. and to suffer).
Expresses the quality of not feeling, a freedom from the impulses of passion and mental perturbation.
(From and a sound, apochophema). Properly a repercussion of sound; but in medical sense it signifies a contra-fissure, or fracture.
(From α, neg. and , an experiment).
(From α, priv. and pellis, skin). Shortness of the prepuce. Galen gives this name to all whose prepuce, either through disease, section, or otherwise, will not cover the glands.
A vessel with a narrow neck to hold oil.
(α, priv. and to digest). Crude or Indigested.
The wild boar. See Porcus, and Aliment.
See Levator palpebr.e superioris.
Aperients, (from aperio, to open). These are medicines supposed to have the power of opening the mouths of vessels, and clearing vascular or glandular obstructions. In this sense they are synonymous with the anastomatica, deobstruentes, and deop-fiiiativa. But those medicines which render the bowels gently laxative are now generally called aperients; the removal of other obstructions is more confined to the term deobstruents. .
In the writings of the ancient physicians, particularly the practitioners of the Boerhaavian school, aperients were considered as medicines of peculiar importance, and many vegetable substances of little real powers were arranged under this head, and supposed to act in consequence of a saponaceous principle. These are now disregarded; yet modern practice still adheres to some of these in jaundice and hepatic obstructions, though they seem to have little effect, except as gentle laxatives.
(From α, neg.and affliction and danger). An epithet in Galen for an ulcer that is neither troublesome nor dangerous.
(From α, neg. and redundant). Such aliment as generates but little excrement. The opposite quality is called perittomaticos.