See Bitumen.


See Furor uterinus.

Arsenias Arseniate

Arsenical salt, formed by the union of the arsenical acid with certain


An Egyptian measure containing about five of our pecks.


Or Artaneck. See Arsenicum album.


(FromA Artemonium 1200 its inventor). The name of a collyrium described by Galen.


(From arteria, an artery). Sec Amuctica.


Ductus, a passage conveying the blood from one artery to another; also called canalis, and canaliculus arteriosus. This, in the foetus, arises from the extremity of the arteria pulmonalis, just where it is going to give off the two branches, and opens by its other end into the beginning of the descending aorta, just below the great curvature. In the adult it is obliterated; but in the foetus it is open, and conveys the blood, which hath no passage, or a very slight one, through the lungs in this state, from the pulmonary artery to the aorta.


Or Artetiscos. One who suffers the loss of any member, or who hath a very defective one.


(From Arthanita 1207bread, because it is the food of swine,) the name of an ointment prepared from cyclamen; panis porcinus, called inmyrepsus, casamum, sow bread. It is the cyclamen Europaeum Lin. Sp. Pi. 207.

The root when fresh has an extremely acrimonious biting taste, which it loses almost entirely on being dried; it is recommended chiefly in cataplasms, for scirrhous and scrofulous tumours, and chilblains, though internally it proves cathartic and emmenagogue. It operates slowly, and with great virulence, inflaming the fauces and intestines: one drachm of the powder purges, and often destroys worms.


Or Arthretica,(from Arthetica 1208 a joint). The herb ground pine; useful in gout and all disorders of the joints. See Chamaepitys.


Or Artoicum, or Panno'-nium, (from Arthoicum 1209 bread). A red oil formerly made by digesting several roots with bread.


(From Arthrembolus 1210 a joint, and to impel). An instrument for reducing luxated bones.


Belonging to the gout.


Ce, (from Arthroca 1214 a joint, and malum). An ulcer of the cavity of the bone, generally near the extremity, with caries. See Spina ventosa. When in children it is styled paedarthrocace.


(From Arthrodia 1216 a joint, and to receive; or from articulum fingo, to articulate). See Diarthrosis.