- n. Plural form of emunctory.
“Rub your hands thrice across your foreheads — blow your noses — cleanse your emunctories — sneeze, my good people! —”
“Though the pathological conditions of hydrophobia and serpent poisoning are by no means parallel, the _rationale_ of the methods employed in opening the emunctories of the skin are the same; and were it not for its powerful protracting effect and depressing action upon the heart, we might perhaps secure valuable aid from jaborandi”
“Laxatives, diaphoretics, and diuretics must be used to stimulate the emunctories so that they may carry off the large amount of the products of decomposition which result from the stagnated effusions of anasarca.”
“Repeated friction of the legs by hand-rubbing and warmth by bandaging and by rubbing the surface of the body with turpentine and alcohol, which is immediately to be dried by rough towels, will excite the circulation and stimulate the emunctories of the skin.”
“After the conquest made by the Spaniards in Florida sassafras was used in the treatment of syphilis, the warm infusion being applicable in cutaneous disease, by acting on the emunctories.”
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“The cods of musk are natural bags or emunctories, found near the genitals on the males of an animal named”
“They spring from the superfluities of the principal organs, which nature expels, as it were, to the emunctories and localities designed to receive this flux. "...”
“It is well known that some poisons are thrown off by the kidneys, some by the lungs, while others again are attacked by all the emunctories.”
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