(Corrupted from the diminutive allelujula, q. v .). Acetosa.


(From lumbus, a loin). Pain in the loins. See Rheumatismus and Arthritis.

Lumbago psoadica, and apostematosa. See Arthropuosis.

Lumbalis Musculus

(From the same). See Psoas.

Lumbaris Externus

See Quadratus Lumborim.

Lumbaris internus. See Psoas. Lumbaris regio. The region of the lions is the posterior external region of the belly, extending from the lowest ribs on each side, and the last vertebra of the back, to the os sacrum, and the neighbouring parts of the os ilium. The sides of this region are strictly called the loins, and include also the musculus quadratus lumborum on each side of the lower portions of the sacro-lumbares, of the longissimi, and latissimi dorsi, the musculus sacer, etc.

Lumbricales Musculi

(From their resemblance to a worm,) vermiculares, fidicinales, flexores primi internodii digitorum, the productions of the flexors of the fingers and the toes: originating from their respective tendons, after encircling the basis of each finger and toe they join with the extensors. Their office is, when the extensors have done their utmost, to finish the extension, and, when the flexors have done their utmost, to finish the flexion.


(From the Hebrew term lun, the night). See Argentum.

Luna philosophorum. See Antimonium. Lunare Os, (from luna, the moon ). The second bone of the first row in the wrist, because one of its sides resembles a crescent. See Carpus.


(From luna, the moon; from the shape of its leaves, like a crescent). An appellation of many plants whose leaves are reniform, but more peculiarly applied to the osmunda of Linnaeus.

Lunaris Pilula

(From luna, silver). See Causticum lunare, under Argentum.


Ischuria, (from luna, the moon). A periodical suppression of urine, noticed by Sauvages. See Ischuria.


In the chemical jargon, a species of hectic, curable in one period of the moon.


(From lupus, a wolf; supposed to destroy wolves). Aconitum Ponticum folio Platani, Ly-coctonum luteum, aconitum lycoctonum Lin. Sp. Pl. 750. Yellow wolf's bane. Like the other species, it is poisonous.


(from Lupia 4785 to molest). A kind of tumour like a ganglion, hard, and not peculiar to any part of the body: when it is in the inside of the eyelid it is called chalaza; when about the joints lupia. Dr. Cul-len uses it as a generic term for wen. See Naevus.


The wolf cancer; because it devours rapidly the flesh, like a wolf. It is the noli me tangere in the seventh order tubercula of Willan. See Cancer. Lupus philosophorum. See Antimonium. Lusciosus, and Lucitiosus, (from luscus). One who only discerns objects that are very near the eye. See Ntctyalops.

Lusitanicum Decoctum

See Sarsapa-rilla.

Lutea Luteola

(From lutum, mud; because it grows in muddy places, or is of the colour of mud,) struthium, dyer's weed. Reseda luteola Lin. Sp. Pl. 643. The root, boiled with salt, dyes wool of a fine yellow colour. Dioscorides recommends it as useful in the jaundice, and, indeed, every thing yellow was employed in the same disease; but the present practice does not notice it.