See Paradisi grana.
A small meliceris.
(From honey, and wax).
Mellifavium, is an encysted tumour, whose contents resemble honey and wax. It differs from the atheroma by its evident fluctuation, and from the steatoma by its firmness. It may be extirpated, or opened and dissolved, by exciting suppuration. See Naevus.
(From honey, and to mix). See Hydromeli.
(From honey, and a leaf). baum or balm. See Melissa.
(From honey). A linctus prepared with honey.
(From mel, honey). Any medicine of the consistence and sweetness of honey.
See Paradisi grana.
(From mel, and favus, honeycomb). See Meliceris.
(From mel, honey,) sweet, partaking of the nature of honey. This is the trivial name of a species of diabetes, q. v. a disease which, since the publication of the second part, has attracted the attention of MM. Dupuytren and Threnard. (See Manna.) They discovered that the residue of diabetic urine, after evaporation, was not peculiarly sweet to the taste, though it had all the properties of real sugar; while manna, a substance peculiarly sweet, contained sugar only in a very small proportion. They found an animal diet successful, and on examining the urine during the cure, perceived the first salutary change in the urine to be an evolution of albumen, and soon afterwards the urea and uric acid appeared. In the true diabetic urine no animal matter can be discovered.
(From mel, and folium, a leaf). (See Melissa.) Melissophyllum, melitis melissophyl-lum Lin. Sp. Pl. 832, has been used in calculous com- . plaints, and as an emmenagogue, but is now neglected.
(From its resemblance to an apple).
The melon, cucumus melo Lin. Sp. Pl. 1436. This fruit is cooling and watery, and should be taken with caution by those who have weak digestive powers, and are best eaten with sugar and some aromatics, as ginger, or pepper. They are diuretic, and have been said to produce bloody urine, which may have happened, but it seems a solitary instance.