GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) a substance occurring in any part of the body where it does not belong, and usually introduced from without.
“That this is of great importance is clear from the cases in which the cornea has been rendered opaque through inflammation, caused by particles of dust not being removed, in consequence of the eye and eyelid becoming immovable. 22 The secretion of tears from the irritation of any foreign body in the eye is a reflex action; -- that is, the body irritates a peripheral nerve which sends an impression to certain sensory nerve-cells; these transmit an influence to other cells, and these again to the lacrymal glands.”
“On this view an intense, sudden painful experience, especially if the significance of it can be dimly felt, but not understood, may persist long and latently unassimilated by the central consciousness and without fusion with it, almost as if it were a foreign body in the psychic system.”
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Funny sounding things found in bodies. Might be split up into several lists later...
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