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Nature Direct 2U - Medical Terms
Category: Health and Medicine > Medical Terms
Date & country: 08/01/2008, UK
Tends to relax and relieve tension, especially muscular tension and produces relaxation.
Promotes the resolving and removing of swellings & abnormal growths, such as a tumour.
Restores consciousness and/or normal physiological activity.
Inflammation of nasal mucosa.
An agent that causes reddening or irritation when applied to the skin.
A glycoside compound in plants, which, when shaken with water, has a foaming or 'soapy' action.
Ringworm, or some similar affliction, of the scalp. May also refer to a disease of the hair follicles with formation of small yellow crusts and a very offensive odor; usually affects the scalp.
Concerning or affected with scurvy.
Tuberculosis involving the lymph nodes of the neck, usually occurs in early life.
Calms the nerves, anxiety, allays excitement, induces relaxation, promotes drowsiness and is conducive to sleep.
Promotes the flow of saliva.
Sleeping sickness; commonly found in Africa. Also viral encephalitis in which lethargy is a prominent feature.
Herbs that help to produce sleep.
Checking spasms or cramps.
A remedy having a curative effect on a particular disease or symptom.
Abnormally frequent involuntary loss of semen without orgasm.
Abnormal immobility and fixation of vertebral joints.
An agent that causes increased activity of another agent, cell, tissue, organ, or organism.
Substances which give strength and tone to the stomach. Also used to stimulate the appetite.
A slow and painful passage of the urine due to spasm of the urethra and urinary bladder.
Checking bleeding by contracting blood vessels.
Beneath the ribs.
Herbs that promote or increase perspiration.
A substance that can cause the deformity of a fetus.
A once popular name for various eczematous skin diseases. May also refer to a skin disease of animals communicable to man with intense itching.
A diluted alcohol solution of plant parts.
Fungal skin disease of the scalp.
A term used frequently in Europe referring to popular herbal infusions, such as chamomile flowers etc., which are commonly taken as a beverage or for mildly medicinal effects.
An ambiguous term referring to a substance thought to have an overall positive medicinal effect, typically strengthening and revitalising the body or specific organs. (see adaptogenic).
Calms the nerves.
Arresting the tubercle bacillus (the germ responsible for causing tuberculosis).
Having a positive effect on an unspecified nature of the uterus.
An agent that causes blood vessels to constrict, or narrow the calibre.
Lowers blood pressure by dilatation of blood vessels; having a depressing influence on circulation.
An agent that causes blood vessels to relax and dilate.
Having worm-killing properties; an agent that kills worms; a vermifuge. Also Vermicide.
Having worm-killing properties; an agent that kills intestinal worms.
An agent that causes blistering, such as poison ivy.
An agent or herb used for healing wounds, sores, fresh cuts etc., usually used as a poultice.
Caused by or pertaining to any infectious or contagious disease.