Electuary, a form of medicine, consisting of powders, or ofheringredients, incorporated with honey, conserve, or syrup: it is divided into doses, to be taken as circumstances may require.

Electuaries are composed prin-cipally of the milder medicines, which are more pleasing to the palate. The more powerful drags, as emetics, opiates, {fee. are seldom administered .in this form, on account of the uncertainty of the dose. Acrid, bitter, and fetid substances, should never be given as electuaries ; nor is this form well calculated for mercurial, and other pon-derous matters, which are apt to subside.

The lighter powders require thrice their weight of honey, or syrup boiled to the consistence of that drug, in. order to convert them into an electuary. - If syrups of the common consistence be employed, double their weight to that of the powder will be sufficient. A very cheap and excellent substitute for either sugar or syrup in making electuaries, might be obtained by baking unripe pears in close vessels, with the addition of a little soft sugar, by which means a considerable portion of saccharine juice may be readily obtained.

The quantity of an electuary, to be administered at one dose, varies according to its component parts ; but it seldom exceeds a large tea-spoonful, or two drams.