Galenion

The name of an anodyne malagma, in P. AEgineta.

Galeopsulon

Galeopsis,(from Galeopsulon 3848 good, and sight; because it is supposed to assist the sight). Lamium rubrum, urtica iners magna fatidissi-ma, stachysfaetida, and hedge nettle. Unless the synonyms are erroneous, it must be the stachys palastris Lin. Sp. Pl. 311. It is supposed to be a good anti-hysteric, and an infusion of the leaves and flowers to be useful in nephritic colics. Boerhaave attributes some salutary qualities to the species called clown's All Heal, See Panax C oloni; to the yellow archangel, and spotted archangel, see Lamium; but neither possesses any remarkable medical virtue. Galeopsis lute'a. See Lamium maculatum. Galericum Aponeuroticum. The tendinous expansion over the pericranium.

Galerita

(From galerus, a hat; because its leaves are shaped like a hat). See Petasites. Gal'i. See Indicum.

Galia

(From gallae, galls). There are two compositions; one called pure, the other aromatic; and galls were a part of each composition. Galia moschata contained aloes, amber, and musk; sometimes nutmeg; galia zibettina, civet. The form was that of troches.

Galiancon

(From Galiancon 3850 a weasel, and the elbow J. See Anci. Those who have one arm shorter than the other are called galiancones, from their resembling a weasel.

Galium Aparine

See Aparine.

Galium verum. See Gallium.

Gall Sickness

The name of a remittent bilious fever in the Netherlands.

Gallatura

See Albumen ovi.

Gallicus Morbus

The French disease. See Lues venerea.

Gallinaceus Lapis

The same with the lapis obsidianus of the ancients; the lave vitreuse obsidienne of Haiiy, iv. 494.

Gallinaginis

Vel Galli Gallinacei Caput, (from gallinago, a woodcock). When the prostate is cut open, we discover the eminence called caput gallinaginis, thick behind and slender before: on each side of this eminence appear the orifices of the vesiculae seminalis.

Gallitrichis

Wild clary.

Gallitrichum

See Horminum.

Gallium

(From Gallium 3852 lac, milk; because it coagulates milk). Called gallion, cheese rennet, lady's bed straw. It is the gallium verum Lin. Sp. Pl. 155; a plant with square stalks, and long narrow leaves, which commonly stand eight at a joint in the form of a star. On the tops appear thick clusters of small yellow monopetalous flowers, followed each by two seeds. It is perennial, found in dry waste grounds, and flowers in June and July.

The flowers have a strong, not disagreeable, smell; the leaves scarcely any: but both possess a degree of acidity, and are employd in curdling milk. It is on that account styled cheese rennet. The whole plant is said to be cooling and astringent; but seldom used in medicine. It is also a name for madder. See Rubia sylvatica Laevis.