(From approximo, to approach ). A superstitious method of cure, by transplanting a disease into an animal or vegetable by immediate contact. In surgery it is applied to a fractured bone of the skull forcing its way under the sound portion, and compressing the dura mater. The overlapping of the skull of the foetus from pressure during delivery is distinguished by the same term.
(From α, priv. and a drop of water). An herb, so called by Pythagoras, which is said to take fire at a distance, like the naphtha, from its want of moisture.
(From wormwood). A sort of drink accommodated to the stomach made of wormwood.
(From α, priv. and the mind).
A name given to some stones which, when heated, are said never to cool again. Some of the denser stones, particularly the dark lavas and granites, certainly retain their heat a long time, and are consequently applied, when warmed, in colic pains, and to the feet. We have seen them hollowed, so as to adapt them to the convexity of the abdomen.
A name sometimes given to the common marubium or horehound,
(From α, neg. and to spit). A denomination for disorders in which spitting, though an usual symptom, is yet wanting: some species of asthma and pleurisy are thus called dry.
Called also aphya. The fish called anchovy. They are taken near Genoa and Provence. When pickled, they are said to warm the stomach and to promote an appetite.
A tree found on the coast of Guinea. used by the natives as an antiscorbutic, and applied to the teeth and gums.
(From α, neg. and pus). An epithet for a tumour that will not suppurate.
(From α, priv. and a fever).
The absence of fever; generally the interval of an intermittent.
The currant vine.
(From α, non, nucleus, and specillum). A probe without a button; a melotris; called also apyronomele.
A 'pyron. (from α, neg. and fire). A name of sulphur vivum, because it has not felt the fire; also of the AEthiops mineralis, which see.
(From the same). See Sulphur Vivum.
(From the same). See Sulphur Vivum
Sulphurata. See Gas sulphuris.
Salis. See Clrculatum.
Fallopii, Aquaeductus, (from aqua, water, and duco, to draw). See Tuba