Exhausted Brain and Nervous Exhaustion. from the French

Exhausted Brain and Nervous Exhaustion. from the French

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...energy, the indolent habits and disinclination to exercise of the patient, frequently render the liver torpid; and here the path is unbarred to a host of dependent ills, chief among them being constipation--the common intestinal attendant and exacerbator of nervousness--and disfiguring eruptions. The tongue becomes white, notched, shaking, and furred (especially down the centre); in severe neurasthenia, large, flabby, tooth-indented. Disagreeable sensations are experienced at the epigastrium, which is ordinarily highly sensitive to pressure, and often to emotional impressions. Flatulence (signally in women), and a sense of fulness and weight at the pnecordia, especially after partaking of food, are common. The stools, instead of being of a homogeneous consistency, become nodulated and parti-coloured, usually pale, except where the intestines are very sluggish. In some cases of grave depression and chronic constipation, the fseces are enveloped in a mucous network, and, at times, streaked with blood; their passage being followed by a sense of heat at the rectum or, in instances of exceptional severity, by a sensation of profound exhaustion and semi-faintness (clue to a sudden reduction of abdominal pressure). The urine--ordinarily neutral or alkaline, and of high specific gravity--is generally turbid, depositing an abundant white amorphous or crystalline sediment, and covered with an irridescent pellicle (where phosphaturia exists). Frequently, however, especially under the influence of anxiety, and eminently so in hysteria, the urine is pale, limpid, very abundant, and of low specific gravity. This condition of urine is often accompanied by prostratic irritability and tenderness of the urethra, and marked by frequent micturition. It is...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236974689
  • 9781236974686