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  • Mineralocorticoid

    The steroid of the adrenal cortex (aldosterone) that regulates salt metabolism. Hormones that influence mineral salt metabolism. Secreted by the adrenal cortex. A steroid hormone (e.g., aldosterone) that is important in regulating fluid and electrolyte balance by increasing the reabsorption of sodium from the kidneys. Any of several hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex, the…

  • Menopause

    Permanent cessation of menstruation caused by decreased production of female sex hormones. A period, usually between 45 and 55 years of age, when a woman stops menstruating and can no longer bear children. Cessation of the regular cycle of menstruation, either gradually or suddenly, marking the end of a woman’s ability to bear children naturally,…

  • Materia medical

    The various materials (from plants, animals or minerals) that are used in medicine (healing). A branch of science dealing with the origins and properties of remedies; a complete description of remedies suggested in therapies such as homeopathy and herbalism. The materials of medicine. The study of the drugs or substances that are used to treat…

  • Mastodynia

    Pain in the swollen female breasts. A tight sensation in the breasts.  

  • Lipid-lowering

    A substance that lowers triglyceride or cholesterol levels in blood. Lowers blood cholesterol and/or triglycerides.  

  • Lignum

    Dried wood.  

  • Leukorrhoea

    Vaginal discharge of white or yellowish fluid.  

  • Kampo-medicine

    Traditional Japanese medicine.  

  • Irrigation therapy

    Rinsing the urinary tract by means of a diuretic substance.  

  • Iridoids

    A subgroup of monoterpenoids, with iridoid glucosides, secoiridoids and secologanin.  

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