(Quasi Cranium 2426 from the head).

Called also calva, and calvaria, cerebri galea. The skull. It is that part of the head which is covered with hair: besides the os frontis, it consists of the two parietalia, the two temporal, the occiput, the os ethmoides, and os sphenoides. (See Caput.) As to the medicinal virtues of the human skull, they differ not from those of other bones. It was formerly given in epilepsy; but the intention was to excite horror, as the bone was to be a part of a man who had died a violent death.


(From Cranteres 2428 to perform). See Sapientiae Dentes.


See Craepale.) It is also Crapula 2429 a surfeit. A disorder from something taken into the stomach, and occasioning sickness, or at least a loathing of the offending matter. It sometimes signifies a plethora, from indolence, and full but improper feeding; in which case perspiration is checked, and eruptions formed on the skin: this is sometimes called the cholera accidentalis. See Cholera morrus.

A surfeit from animal food is best remedied by a vomit, even though a vomiting and purging attend.

For the management in cases of position, see Venenum,

When an excess of feeding is the cause, after an evacuation of the stomach and bowels, rigid abstinence is for a time peculiarly necessary; and after the symptoms of sickness disappear, the bowels should be kept free, food very gradually allowed; and the intervals between the meals should be considerable.


(From Crasis 2430 to mix). The temper or consistency of the blood peculiar to every constitution.


(From Craspedon 2431 to hang down). See Hypostaphyle.

Crassa Arteria

(From crassus, large). See Aorta.

Crassa meninx. See Dura mater.

Crassa intestina. See Intestina.


The coagulated portion of the blood when suffered to cool at rest; containing the gluten, the fibrin, and the red globules. See Blood.


Saline, putrefactive, and corrosive particles, which produce ulcers and tumours of various forms. Paracelsus.


(From Crataegus 2432 strength; so called from the strength and hardness of the wood). The wild service tree.

Crataegus Alpinus. The white boam tree. See Aria.

Crataegus oxycantha. See Spina alba.


(From Crataegonum 2433 strong, and

Crataegonum 2435 nascor, to make; so named from its strengthening virtues). See Melampyrum.