Gravidity Spurious

Water in the abdomen; polypi, or water in the uterus; a mola, or unformed mass; and steatomata in the uterus, or Fallopian tubes; will often produce appearances of gravidity. The uterus itself will enlarge, the breasts swell, and all the appearances of real impregnation take place. We have partly spoken on this subject under Ascites, q. v. and no situation in which a physician can be placed requires greater delicacy. In general, he should wait till all probability of impregnation is at an end, and then act according to the prevailing circumstances; but by all means be cautious of declaring his opinion till it be fixed on a secure foundation.


(A dim. of graine, corn, French). See Santonioum.


(From gradior, to proceed). See Perinaeum.


See Hipposelinum.

Grinders Rot

Scythe grinders are subject to a disease of the lungs, from the particles of sand mixed with iron filings. Cork cutters and lime burners are subject to a similar complaint; and we once saw it in an elegant and delicate young female, from an internal cause. See Calculus.


(From Griphomenos 3970 a net, surrounding the body.) Pains which extend from the loins to the hypochondria.


(From grossus, an unripe Jig,) uva crispa, and gooseberry bush. It flowers in April, and its fruit ripens in July. The unripe fruit is said to abate the longings of pregnant women. The ripe fruit, if the skins are not swallowed, is nutritious, digestive, and cooling.

Grossularia non spinosa. See Ribes.


(From garas, Hebrew). See Ficus sativa.


(From garam, a clot, Hebrew,) a portion of the coagulum of blood or milk.


Decorticated unbruised oats. Groats.


An ointment described by N. Myrepsus.

Gryphius Pes

(From Gryphius Pes 3971 to incurvatc). An instrument mentioned by Parey for extracting a mole from the uterus, bent like an eagle's talons; the griffin, from which it is denominated, is the appellation of a vulture.

Gry Thus

See Adamas.

Grypo Sis

(From Grypo Sis 3972 to incurvate) an incurvation of the nails.


A sweet cooling fruit which grows in the West Indies. See Raii Historia.


Scrophularia Indica; is a plant which grows in New Spain, and which eases the piles, in the form of a cataplasm (see Raii Historia); but it is unknown to the systematic botanists.


See Cebipira Brasiliexsibus.

Guaia Bara

A tree that grows in Hispaniola; the Spaniards call it uvifera; the leaves are large, and used as paper. Cocoloba uvifera Lin. Sp. Pl. 5 23.

Guapana Cortex

See Simarouba.


Diospyros, faba Graeca latifolia, pseudo lotus; diospyros lotus Lin. Sp. Pl. 1510. It is not much known; but its leaves and fruit are astringent.


The gudva, guajdbo; psidium pomife-rum Lin. Sp. Pl. 672. The name of a tree in the West Indies, whose fruit is cooling and moderately astringent; the root is also astringent. See Raii Historia.