antiphlogistic love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Reducing inflammation or fever; anti-inflammatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Counteracting inflammation.
  • n. A plant or remedy that reduces inflammation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Opposed to the doctrine of phlogiston.
  • adj. Counteracting inflammation.
  • n. Any medicine or diet which tends to check inflammation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., opposed to the theory of phlogiston (which see): as, the antiphlogistic system.
  • In medicine, counteracting inflammation or a feverish state of the system: as, antiphlogistic remedies or treatment.
  • n. Any medicine or application which tends to check or allay inflammation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. counteracting inflammation

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek φλόξ (phlóx, "flame") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • No doubt, as Dr. Gould says, the use of alcohol in medical practice is nothing now compared to what it was twenty years ago, much more forty years ago, when Dr. Todd's influence, and the reaction from the so-called antiphlogistic treatment were at their height.

    Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why What Medical Writers Say

  • Despite the defiance of this single warrior the battle was really lost and won, and as the century closed "antiphlogistic" chemistry had practical possession of the field.

    A History of Science: in Five Volumes. Volume IV: Modern Development of the Chemical and Biological Sciences

  • The young companion of Miss Crawley, at the conclusion of their interview, came in to receive their instructions, and administered those antiphlogistic medicines which the eminent men ordered.

    Vanity Fair

  • Having passed through a hasty ceremony of introduction to the new-comers, of whose arrival he had been made aware by the heartbroken little nurse in waiting without, the Doctor proceeded to examine the patient, about whose condition of high fever there could be no mistake, and on whom he thought it necessary to exercise the strongest antiphlogistic remedies in his power.

    The History of Pendennis

  • On the Place he was accosted by the blind man, who, having dragged himself as far as Yonville, in the hope of getting the antiphlogistic pomade, was asking every passer-by where the druggist lived.

    Madame Bovary

  • But the druggist said that he would cure himself with an antiphlogistic pomade of his own composition, and he gave his address — “Monsieur Homais, near the market, pretty well known.”

    Madame Bovary

  • The prevailing emphasis on the significance of inflammation as a sign of disease, for example, led to the widespread use of depletive or antiphlogistic i.e., antiinflammatory measures such as general bloodletting.

    The Mad Among Us

  • Their potent antiphlogistic and antiputrid properties make them an excellent adjunct in combating the harmful effects of putrefaction of animal proteins in the intestinal tract.

    The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity

  • When Lavoisier presented his antiphlogistic system, this system proved in principle so perfect that one could confidently predict that many well-known substances, such as alkalis and alkaline earths, were not elements but oxides of hitherto unknown metals -

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1910 - Presentation Speech

  • -- In acute inflammation, antiphlogistic applications are indicated and the subject must be kept quiet.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

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