A pestilential distemper very common in Malabar and other parts of the East Indies.


A liniment used in Germany, made of wheat flower and milk, nearly of the consistence of thin paste.


The roriferous vessels, which Bilsius thought that he had discovered, but never demonstrated. Castellus.


Adoxa moschatelina Lin. Sp. Pl. 527, ranunculus nemorosus, aristolochia rotunda, concava,denticulata; a diminutive from moschus; called so in consequence of its smell. The root is supposed to be resolvent and detergent. See Raii Historia.

Mose Hazuania

See Endica.


A cutaneous disorder in the East Indies, sometimes produced by sweating, sometimes by the bite of an insect of this name, mosqueta. With the pimples an itching comes on, succeeded by an ulcer. When from sweating, the relaxant or diapnoic sudo-rifics are useful; and the itching is allayed by washing with vinegar in which nitre is dissolved, or with which lime juice is mixed. See Bontius de Medicina Indorum.


Mosyllon 5057 See Cinnamomum.


See Castana.

Motores Oculorum

Motorii oculorum communes, oculares communes, and oculo musculares,are the third pair of nerves from the head, which pierce the dura mater by the sides of the sella turcica, run through the foramen lacerum orbitale superius, to all the muscles of the eyes, except the obliquus superior and abductor of each. They likewise supply the levator pal-pebrae superioris, and send twigs to form the ciliary nerves, to the choroides and iris.

Motores oculorum externi, occulares externi, ophthalmici externi, orbitarii, and oculo musculares, externi, are the sixth pair of nerves that go out from the head to the abductores oculorum, running forward on the side of the cella turcica, and getting into the orbit by the foramen lacerum orbitale superius. By the side of the sella turcica they give off what is called the beginning of the intercostal nerves, but they are more properly branches of the intercostal, which join these nerves.


See Spasmus clonicus, and Motores Oculorum.


Lint, Motos 5058 See Carbasus.


I'la seu Moul-elavou, the Indian lemon tree, bombax ceiba Lin. Sp. Pl. 959, the fruit of which is both acid and aromatic, like the pepper. See Raii Historia.


Sion Water, a chalybeate, which seems to retain for a long time its ingredients, without decomposition. See an Essay on the Liverpool Spa Water, by T. Houlston, M. D.


(A Japanese term,) artemisia vulgaris Lin. Sp. Pl. 1188, musia-pattra, moxa, is a soft lanu-ginous substance, prepared in Japan from the young leaves of a species of mugwort, by beating them, when thoroughly dried, to separate the fine lanuginous fibres, which are then formed into small cones. The down on the leaves of mullein, cotton, and hemp, are not greatly inferior.

In the eastern countries, when the actual cautery is required, a little cone of the moxa is laid upon the part, previously moistened, and set on fire at the top: it burns down with a temperate glowing heat, and produces a dark coloured spot, the exulceration of which is promoted by applying a little garlic. In Asia this kind of cautery is employed in preventing and curing many complaints, particularly chronic rheumatisms, gout, the morbus coxarius, and other painful affections of the joints. See Kaempfer Amoenitates Exoticae, p. 502, & c. Abbe Grosier's History of China.