Arida Medicamexta

(From areo,to dry up). Dry medicines, such as powders.'


(From aridus,dry). See Marasmus.


A substance used in the East Indies as a remedy in intermittent fevers; seemingly containing Arsenic q. v.

Arldura, (from the same). A wasting or lean-ness with an apparent want of moisture, as in hectic or consumptive habits; or the withering of a particular part, as a limb.


(From arum, a grape). A grape stone.


(From arillus, the outward coat of a seed). In botany it means covered with an arillus or outward coat of a seed.


See Monopia.


The name of an instrument used by the ancients, and also of an herb.


(From Aristalthaea 1176 good, and althaea). Seealth.AEa.

Aristio Nts Machinamentum

A machine for restoring luxations, invented by Aristion.


(From Ariston 1181 to dine). Also prandium, dinner.

Ariston magnum et parvum. Avicenna says they are remedies against a phthisis, when attended with a fever.


Or Arladar. See Realgar.


The part of the upper extremity between the shoulder and the wrist.

Arm presentation; in labours when this part of the child comes foremost. In this case it is very generally necessary to turn the children. See Labours.


See Ruta.


See Corallium.

Armarum Unguentum

An ointment employed to anoint the weapon with which a wound was made. A mode, according to the doctrines of sympa-thetic medicine, which would cure the wound. Dryden, in his alteration of the Tempest, has gravely introduced this ridiculous fancy; but Dryden believed also in astrology.


See Amnion.


(From Arme 1182 to adopt). A coalition of wounds, also the joining of the sutures of the head.


(From armor, to be furnished). An instrument with all the apparatus for any work in which we are engaged.

Armeniaca Mala

(Brought from Armenia,) called also praecocia. The apricot tree. Theo-phrastus calls it persea to distinguish it from the peach; it was afterwards called persea-firxcooc. The Latins called it praecoqua, from which the latter Greeks formed their bericocca, and the French the wood abri-cots. See Aliment.

This fruit is rather dietetic than medicinal: of the kernels in the stones is made ratafia; they resemble bitter almonds, and contain probably the Prussic acid.

Armenus Lapis

Also called lapis Armenius, azutum caeruleum fossile. The Armenian stone.

It is a copper ore of a pale blue colour. It operates* instantly as an emetic in a dose of four grains, and is not essentially different from the lapis lazuli.


A bracelet. The round ligament that confines the tendons of the carpus.


See Ammoniacum.


(Armorica, the place from whence it was brought). Water radish. See Sisymbrium. Also wild radish and horse radish. See Raphanus Rustican.