Or Gargarismus, (from and that from the throat,) anagargariston, diaclysma, collutorium oris. A gargle. It is used for washing the mouth and throat when inflammations or ulcerations are present. A small quantity may be taken into the mouth, moved briskly about, and spit out; or held on the back of the throat, and agitated there by a gentle expiration: if the patient cannot do this advantageously, the liquor may be injected with a syringe. When gargles are required, they should be more frequently repeated than is usual in common practice. Simple gargles are designed for cleansing the fauces, and generally consist of vinegar and honey, with infusions of some of our indigenous aroma-tics. In cases of putridity, the bark, with mineral acids; decoctions of contrayerva, with tincture of myrrh, and port wine, occasionally with Cayenne pepper, as in the West India gargle, are necessary. See Angina and Aphthae.