Glossagra

(From Glossagra 3925 the tongue, and pain). A rheumatic pain in the tongue.

Glossocatochos

(From Glossocatochos 3927 tongue, and to repress). An instrument for depressing the tongue, described by P. AEgineta.

Glossocele

(From Glossocele 3929 and tumour).

An extrusion of the tongue.

Glossocoma

A retraction of the tongue.

Glossocomon

(From Glossocomon 3931 a tongue, and to guard). A case for the reeds of, a hautboy or glossocomion, and employed as the appellation of an instrument or case for containing a fractured limb.

Glosso Pharyngaei

(From Glosso Pharyngaei 3933 and pharynx). These muscles are fibres which come from the tongue, running along its lateral edges, from which they are separated as they run backward, and down on the sides of the pharynx, under the stylo-pharyngaei. (See Pharynx). The name also of the cephalo pharyngaei.

Glosso-staphylini, (from Glosso Pharyngaei 3935 and stafihylinus). These two muscles are fixed in the lower and lateral part of the basis of the tongue, whence they run obliquely backward, along the anterior arches of the septum palati, and terminate insensibly on each side near the uvula. They form the substance of the two anterior arches of the palatum molle.

Glotta

See Lingua.

Glottis

(From Glottis 3937 the tongue,) is the narrow aperture at the upper part of the aspera arteria, and covered by the epiglottis when we hold our breath, or swallow. The glottis, by its dilatation and contraction, contributes to the modulation of the voice.

Glucine

An earth lately discovered, but not yet employed in medicine. It is denominated from the sweetness of its salts.

Glue

Inspissated animal gluten. A good glue impermeable to water may be made by boiling a handful of quick lime, with four ounces of lintseed oil, to the consistence of a paste, and then drying it on iron plates.

Gluma

(From Gluma 3938 to scrape or bark). Husk, chaff; a species of calyx peculiar to corn or grass, infolding the arista: it is either uniflora; multiflora; univalvis; bivalvis; multivalvis; colorata; glabra; or hispida.

Glus

See Dysuria mucosa.

Glutaea Arteria

(From Glutaea Arteria 3939 the buttock,) is a branch of the hypogastric artery, and generally the largest: near its beginning it sometimes sends out the iliaca minor, and sometimes the small branch that goes from that artery to the os sacrum, and other parts fixed to it; afterwards this artery passes out of the pelvis, in company with the sciatic nerve, through the upper part of the great sinus of the os innominatum, below the mus-culus pyriformis, and is distributed in a radiated manner to the three glntaei muscles. In its passage it gives branches to the os sacrum, os coccygis, the musculus pyriformis, the muscles of the anus, and to the neighbouring parts of the rectum, forming a particular hae-morrhoidalis interna. It sends twigs to the bladder, and parts near it: and detaches a pretty long branch, which runs down with the sciatic nerve.