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Nature Direct 2U - Medical Terms
Category: Health and Medicine > Medical Terms
Date & country: 08/01/2008, UK
An agent that promotes digestion.
An agent that dissolves or causes something, such as a tumor, to disappear. Also called discussive.
Kills infections and disease producing microorganisms.
An agent that increases the secretion and elimination of urine.
A violent purgative.
Generalized edema (swelling).
Defect in voluntary movement.
Sense of difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease.
An agent that induces vomiting.
A substance that promotes or assists the flow of menstrual fluid.
An agent that softens the skin, and soothes inflamed and irritated tissues, when applied locally.
Inflammation of the small intestine.
Hemorrhage from the intestine.
Abnormal amount of sweating.
Upper middle region of the abdomen.
An acute disease of skin and subcutaneous tissue with spreading inflammation and swelling.
Edible or fit for eating.
A substance, similar to estrogen, that induces female hormonal activity.
Brings on an exaggerated sense of physical and emotional well-being.
Refers to any eruptive disease or fever. An herbal remedy for skin eruptions such as measles, scarlet fever etc.
Protrusion of the eyeball.
An agent that induces the discharge of mucous secretions from the lungs and bronchial tubes.
Of the nature of flour or meal. Starchy or containing starch.
That which reduces or prevents fever. Same as antipyretic or refrigerant.
Abnormal tube like passage from a normal cavity or tube to a free surface or to another cavity.
Excessive flow or discharge. For example, in dysentery or excessive menstruation.
An agent that kills fungi.
Promotes or increases the secretion of milk in nursing mothers.
Pain in the stomach.
Inflammation of the stomach and intestinal tract.
Condition in which the stomach occupies an abnormally low position in the abdomen.
A urethral discharge, either of mucus or pus; commonly seen in the chronic form of gonorrheal urethritis.
Induces hallucinations - an imagined or false sense of perception.
Paralysis of one half of the body.
An agent that stops bleeding.
An herb that promotes the well-being of the liver and increases the secretion of bile.
A remedy for skin eruptions, ringworm etc.
Relating to homeopathy, a system of medicine founded in the late 1700's by Samuel Hahnemann. The system is based on the principle that 'like cures like'. Practitioners believe that a substance that produces a set of symptoms in a well person will, in minute, 'potentised' doses, cure those same symptoms in a diseased individual.
Equilibrium of internal environment.
Promotes watery evacuation of bowels.
Excess of hydrochloric acid in gastric secretion.
Causing or marking a rise in blood pressure.
Raises the blood pressure.
Causing a deficiency of blood sugar.
Causing or marking a lowering of blood pressure.
Lowers the blood pressure.
Stimulating various functions or activities of the immune system.
A preparation made by soaking a plant part in hot water (or cold water, for a cold infusion); in essence, a 'tea'. Compare Decoction.
Between the ribs.
Kills the larvae of insects.
A mild purgative. An herb that acts to promote evacuation of the bowels.
A whitish, viscid discharge from the vagina.
Causing the dissolution or destruction of stones in the bladder or kidneys.
A severe lung infection, as pneumonia.
An agent that promotes the maturing or bringing to a head of boils, carbuncles etc.
Excessive bleeding during menstruation.
An agent that affects cell division.
Paralysis of a single limb or a single group of muscles.
A dried herb substance burned on or above the skin to stimulate an acupuncture point or serve as a counterirritant. A famous technique of traditional Chinese medicine, using dried, pressed leaves of Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris).
Pertaining to or resembling or containing mucilage: slimy. Herbs that have a soothing effect on inflamed mucous membranes.
Dilates the pupil.
An addicting substance that reduces pain and produces sleep.
An herb that causes nausea and vomiting. Somewhat similar to an emetic.
An agent that affects, strengthens, or calms & soothes the nerves.
Severe nerve weakness; nervous exhaustion.
Inflammation of skin with itching that is associated with emotional disturbance.
Nutrient or Nutritive
Nourishing, increases weight and density.
Healing for disorders and diseases of the eye.
A remedy for diseases of the eye.
Inflammation of the bone, especially the marrow.
Genus of nematode intestinal worms which includes pinworms (also called threadworm and seatworm).
An agent good for what ails you, or what doesn't ail you. A 'cure-all'.
A substance that induces and promotes labour.
Relieves disorders of the chest and lungs, as an expectorant.
Ingestion and digestion of bacteria and particles by phagocytes.
Overfullness of blood vessels or of the total quantity of any fluid in the body.
Concerning entrance to an organ, especially that through which blood is carried to liver.
A moist, usually warm or hot mass of plant material applied to the skin, or with cloth between the skin and plant material, to effect a medicinal action.
Agent which wards off disease.
Opaque triangular thickening of tissue extending from inner canthus to border or cornea with apex toward the pupil of the eye.
Period following childbirth.
Irritating or shapely painful. Producing a sharp sensation of taste or smell.
An agent that causes cleansing or watery evacuation of the bowels, usually with griping (painful cramps).
Inflammation of the pelvis of the kidney and its calices.
An old term for mercury.
Peritonsillar abscess or tonsillitis.
Relieves fever and thirst. A cooling remedy. Lowers body temperature.
Promotes new growth or repair of structures or tissues.
Assists in promoting a youthful appearance.