A species of exercise with a ball.


And Harpaga, (from Harpax 4081 to seize). See Succinum. Also a mixture of quicklime and sulphur.

Hartfell Water

Issues from the Hartfell mountain in the county of Annandale, Scotland. It is quite pure and pellucid; has a chalybeate and so strong a styptic taste, that it was suspected to contain alum; but, by being exposed to the open air, it becomes weaker, and is observed to be stronger in wet than in dry weather, so that it is mose probably a chalybeate; and on evaporation afforded 0.9 of vitriolated iron. Somepor-tion of iron is also suspended by carbonic acid.

This water is recommended in cases where chaly-beates are useful; in menorrhagia, fluor albus, gleets, old dysenteries, in diseases arising from relaxation, and in some circumstances of hectics. It sometimes at first produces giddiness, and consequently small quantities should be first used. A pint is a sufficient dose in one day. See Monro on Mineral Waters.

Hasta Regia

See Asphodelus luteus.


(From hasta, a spear). Botanically it is applied to a leaf which resembles the head of a halbert.


(A diminutive of hasta, a spear). Splints used in fractures.


(Arabic). Wood; the Arabian name of agallochum, by way of eminence, the wood. It is distinguished by different appellatives, as haud alcumeri; haud hend, and haud heud.


(From haurio, to swallow). A draught. Draughts are only single doses of medicines in a liquid form; vomits, purges, opiates, and such as require great nicety in the dose, are given in draughts. This form of medicines is sometimes employed merely as a vehicle for pills or powders, and is then usually pleasant, and very slightly, if at all medicinal. Highly nauseous medicines, heavy and insoluble powders, or substances which very quickly ferment, are improper to be given in draughts.

Havea Guiane Nsis

See Caoutchouc.


See Hura.

Haveri Glanduljr

Haversglands. They are the sinovial glands, and called from Havers, who first discovered them.

Heat Vital

See Calidum innatum.

Hazel Nut

See Avellana.


See Hygieine.


(From Hebdomadaria 4082 a week,) one of the febris erraticae.


(From Hebe 4083 to grow ripe). The hairs which grow upon the pubes; the part on which they grow; or the age when they appear.


See Althaea.


The forty-sixth order of Linnaeus. Fragments of a natural method.

Hederula Aqua Tica

(A dim. of hedera). See Lenticula aquatica trisulca.


From Hedra 4085 to til). Synonymous with

Apus, q. v.; sometimes with excrement; the basis of an abscess; or the part on which the matter rests: according to Hippocrates, a species of fracture.

He Dricos, (from Hedra 4086anus). An epithet for remedies appropriated to the anus.