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  • Gargle

    A fluid used as throat wash. A liquid preparation that is used to wash and freshen the mouth and is usually not meant to be swallowed. A mildly antiseptic solution used to clean the mouth. Gargling is a process by which various substances in solution are brought into contact with the throat without being swallowed.…

  • Galenical preparations

    Preparations of herbal drugs, such as tinctures, lotions, extracts, etc. (often interpreted as referring to non-surgical medicine).  

  • Fructus

    Dried fruits.  

  • Folium

    Dried leaves. A thin, broad, leaflike structure.  

  • Fluor albus

    White or yellow vaginal discharge.  

  • Fluid extract

    An alcohol-water extract concentrated to the point where 1 ml equals 1 g of the original herb. An extract of a vegetable drug made into a solution. It contains medicinal components.  

  • Flos

    Dried flowers.  

  • Familial mediterranean fever

    A condition with recurrent attacks of fever and pain. Familial Mediterranean fever (FMF) is a relatively common (in certain ethnic groups) inherited disorder of the immune system. It is classified as one of several rheumatic diseases that are characterized by an altered immune response that causes inflammation in specific organs. An autosomal recessive disorder in…

  • Ergotism

    Poisoning by eating ergot-infected grain. A condition caused by vasoconstrictive action of the chemical in ergot fungus related to LSD, which can cause delirium, hallucinations, convulsions, and gangrene. Poisoning caused by eating rye which has been contaminated with the ergot fungus. Ergot poisoning, resulting from prolonged or excessive use of ergot-containing drugs or from accidental…

  • Ergot


    A fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that infects grasses (especially rye) and produces pharmacologically active alkaloids. A black or dark purple parasitic fungus. A drug obtained from a fungus that grows on rye plants. The substance from which LSD. A disease of rye caused by the fungus Clariceps purpurea. A fungal disease of cereal grains and other…

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