Pharmaceutical Lexicon

Pharmaceutical Lexicon

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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. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...given to Angelica alropurpm-ea, Heraclezmt lanaium, and Imperatoria ostmthium. MASTIC, The concrete juice of MAST ICHE. Pi-siacia lentiscus, a shrub or small tree, growing on the island of Scio, or Chios, in the Grecian Archipelago. It was formerly thouight to possess virtues analogous to those of the turpentines, but is now seldom given internally. It is used in the arts for varnishes, &c., &c. MASTICIN. A viscid substance, which becomes brittle when dried, and which constitutes the undissolved portion of mastic when acted on by alcohol. M ATA. See Eupatorium Incarnatum. MATERIA MEDICA. That branch of medical science which treats of the nature and properties of all substances that are employed for the cure of diseases. Materials or substances used in the composition of remedies; u general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine. MATIAS BARK. See Groion Malambo..MATIC1E FOLIA. (Matico Leaves, Matico.) The leaves of the plant Artanthe elonguta, Piper angusiifolium, or P. elongatum, ll shrub, with ajointed stem, about twelve feet high, native of Peru. They are an agreeable, aromatic tonic and stimulant, having a tendency, like cubebs, to act on the urinary passages. MATICIN. A peculiar, bitter prin ciple, soluble in water and alcohol, but not in ether; contained in matico. MATICO. See illaficaz Folia. MATONIA. A name atone time proposed for a genus of cardamom plants, in honor of Dr. Maton. MATRASS. A chemical vessel in the shape of an egg, or with a tapering neck, open at the top, serving the purposes of digestion, evaporation, &c., &c. It is now superseded by the flask; a cucurbit. MATRICARIA. See C'/iamomile, German. lA'I'RICARIA PARTBENXUM, MATRICARIA PARTHENOIDES. See Chrysnntlaemum...
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  • Paperback | 308 pages
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 123694917X
  • 9781236949172