A term used by Coel. Aurelianus, probably by mistake, for some other word. It implies, according to him, a rubbing of the posterior part of the shoulders and neck downwards.


(From Catapeltes 1787 against, and a shield,) a grenado, or battery: it signifies also the medicine which heals the wounds and bruises made by such an instrument.


A thick poultice of meal and herbs.


(From Cataphora 1789 which, among other significations, implies to render sleepy). A preternatural propensity to sleep. See Caros. Galen calls a coma by this name.

Cataphora coma, i. e. Apoplexia.

Cataphora Hydrocephanca,i.c. Apoplexia serosa. See Hydrocephalus.


(From Cataphracta 1790 to fortify).

See Quadriga.


(From Cataplexis 1792 to strike). A sudden stupefaction, or deprivation of sensation in any of the members or organs.


(From Cataposis 1793 to swallow down).

According to Aretaeus it signifies the instruments of deglutition. Hence, also,


(From the same). A pill. See



(From Catapsyxis 1794 to refrigerate).

A coldness without shivering, either universal or of some particular part. A chillness; or, as Vogel de'-fines it, an uneasy sense of cold in a muscular or cutaneous part.


(From Cataptosis 1795 to fall down). It implies such a falling down as happens in apoplexies; or the spontaneous falling down of a paralytic limb, expressed often by decidentia.


Aqua. See Arquebusade. It is the same as Catapeltes.


Cat mint, (from catus, a cat; because they are fond of it). See Mentha cataria.


(From Catarrheuma 1807 to flow from).

See Catarrhus.


(From Catarrhexis 1808 to pour out).

A violent and copious eruption or effusion. Catarr-hexis, Catarrhexis 1809 is a copious evacuation from the belly, and sometimes even alone it has the same signification. In Vogel's Nosology it is defined a discharge of pure blood from the belly.


(From Catarrhoecus 1810 to flow from).

A word applied to diseases proceeding from distillations of an acrid fluid.

Catarrhopa Phymata

(From Catarrhopa Phymata 1811 to tend downwards, and tubercles). Tubercles tending downwards; or, as Galen says, those that have their apex on a depending part.