Key to the Science of Medicine; Or, Medical Terms Alphabetically Arranged with Brief and Plain Definitions

Key to the Science of Medicine; Or, Medical Terms Alphabetically Arranged with Brief and Plain Definitions

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...The ligatures are kept on several hours unless pain or ' fainting ensues. Ha=: mostat'ic, Tending to arrest haemorrhage. Halicor"is Oleum, Dugong oil. Said to be quite as nutritive and more palatable than cod liver oil. The Dugong is the"Sea hog" of the Indian Ocean. Hamamel'is, Witch Hazel. Tonic and astringent. Externally used as a wash on foul ulcers. Tincture of myrrh is an excellent application to old sores. Hang'nail or Agnail, A piece of epidermis at the root of the nail, partially detached, and quite irritating on account of friction to which it is subjected. Remove it, or confine it. Hare'lip, Congenital fissure of the upper lip. May be partially or imperfectly corrected by the surgeon. Harts'hor11, Ammonia, or ammonium hydrate. Former ly made from the horns of harts. Hash'eesh, Cannabis Indica, A narcotic poison. It produces intoxication and mental hallucinations. An unreliable drug. Hay Fever, An irritation of the mucous membrane of the respiratory passages thought by some to be due to the pollen of plants, or grasses, that ripen in hay time. Heart'burn, A burning feeling at the cardiac orifice of the stomach, caused by acrid gases from food fermenting in the stomach. It is a symptom of putrefactive fermentation. Heb'etube, Dulness of the senses and intellect. Hec'tic, The accustomed flush on the cheek of the consumptive. Hedeo'ma, Pennyroyal. Stimulant and carminative. Odor repulsive to fleas and mosquitoes. Hel'lebore, A drastic hydragogue cathartic. It is indigenous in Europe, and is called the "Christmas rose" because it blossoms in the middle of winter. The root is the part used. Bacher's Pills, once celebrated in more

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