See Satyriasis, and Furor ute-rinus.
(From short, and time). An epithet of a disease which continues but a short time.
(From short, and to breathe). Breath fetched at short intervals.
(From small or short, and drink). Little drinkers. To drink but little in ardent fevers is a sign of insensibility, and consequently bad.
(From short). Sec Brevis.
(From slow, and digero). Weak digestion, or concoction of food. Blan-card says, it is a slow digestion, proceeding from a depraved disposition of the acid ferment in the stomach. Its causes are various, but there is little reason for admitting that just mentioned. In general it arises from weakness. See Dyspepsia.
The husk of wheat separated by sieves. It contains a gluten like that of animal substances, and has been used as a pectoral, a demulcent, and a detergent. It is chiefly useful in the two former views used in decoction.
Branca ursina. See Acanthus.
Branca ursina Germanica. See Pastinaca.
(From the same). A defluxion of humours upon the fauces.. It is a species of catarrh, which Coelius Aurelianus calls raucitas.
It is a spirit distilled from wine, or, more often, from the mock after the wine has been pressed out. In Spain it is often produced from the plum; and in England it is imitated by giving to any spirit a yellow colour by burnt sugar, and a flavour by laurel leaves. In medical powers it agrees with alcohol. The various methods of trying the strength of brandies are fallacious, and the hydrometer in its most improved state is the only certain method of ascertaining it. See Annates de Chimie, vol. xxxvii.
Produced in Brasil. See Brasilium Lignum.
Brasiljensis radix. See Ipecacuanha radix.