(From Catharma 1832 to purge). The excrements purged off from any part of the body.


(From the same). Purgation by medicines, and the cure of a disorder by superstitious remedies.


(From the same). A discharge from the uterus, bladder, or intestines, excited either by nature or art.


(From Cathedra 1835 to sit). See Anus.

Cathe Stecos

See Diaeta.


Catheter, (from Catheterus 1837 thrust into). Also called auliscos, fistula. It is a long crooked tube introduced through the urethra into the bladder, when solid for the discovery of a stone, or when hollow to occasion a flow of urine if suppressed. The Latins call it fistula: and it had the epithet aenea from the matter of which it was formed. It is the name also for bougie, which see.


(From Cathidrusis 1838 to place together).

See Fractura and Catimia.


In the Spagyric language signifies subterraneous mineral veins; concretions in the fur-nace of gold and silver; and soot that adheres to the walls in burning brass. It is, in fact, cadmia disguised by bad spelling. See Lithargvrvm.


(From Catholceus 1839 and to draw over). An oblong fillet which came over the whole bandage of the head, called periscepastrum, or the sling with six heads. See Fascia.


A general or universal medicine, formerly supposed to purge off all bad humours, (from Catholicon 1841 through, and the whole ): sometimes termed diacatholicon, or the universal purge. It was an electuary which Nicolaus prescribed, as a purge suited to carry off all kinds of humours.


From Cathypnia 1843 sleep ). A profound sleep.

Catias Catius

(From Catias Catius 1844 dimitto, to place in). An incision knife, formerly used to extract a dead foetus, and for opening an abscess in the uterus.


The weight of nine ounces.

Catinum Alumen

See Clavellati Cineres.


(From Catischon 1845 to retain). One who is costive, or not easily purged.


(From Catixis 1846 per rectam viam). On the same side. In inflammation of the liver, a crisis of blood is discharged from the nose by the right nostril; and in inflammation of the spleen by the left. It hath long been supposed that nature endeavours with more vigour, and more certain success, to free herself by passages on the side of the disease.


(From Catocathartica 1847 downwards, and purgo). See Cathartica.