Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The production of blood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physiol.) The production of blood; the conversion of the products of digestion into blood; hematosis.
- n. the formation of blood cells in the living body (especially in the bone marrow)
- Compare French sanguification. See sanguify. (Wiktionary)
“Besides these three several operations of digestion, there is a fourfold order of concoction: — mastication, or chewing in the mouth; chilification of this so chewed meat in the stomach; the third is in the liver, to turn this chylus into blood, called sanguification; the last is assimilation, which is in every part.”
“Commonwealth, and goes round about, nourishing, as it passeth, every part thereof; in so much as this concoction is, as it were, the sanguification of the Commonwealth: for natural blood is in like manner made of the fruits of the earth; and, circulating, nourisheth by the way every member of the body of man.”
“They also made a god of the secret power by which nature forms the blood of animals, and called it the god of sanguification.”
“Why is it then that the science of the sanative power of nature, as well as medical science, is still in doubt in regard to the relation that must absolutely exist between the separate component parts of our nourishment in order to obtain normal healthy sanguification?”
“We talk glibly about a natural mode of living, a simple diet; but where in our civilized countries can we find food that really serves healthy sanguification?”
“As a matter of fact, proposals have been made by noted scientists to utilize pulverized rock of this kind as compost to _assist_ the fields in a natural way, and so to restore them to their former producing power, which would thus enable plants, animals, and man, alike, to regain those substances indispensable to proper sanguification and general growth.”
“The provings of Apis show that this drug affects every portion of the nervous system -- the cerebral, spinal and ganglionic nerves -- and the process of sanguification, in the same general and characteristic manner as is the case in fever and ague.”
“It is well known that epidemic diarrhœa, viz., a diarrhœa resulting from peculiar alterations of the normal condition of the atmosphere, earth, water, indispensable food, or from other still unknown elementary influences inevitably acting upon every body, commences in the form of a simple, apparently unimportant diarrhœa; that it gradually increases in intensity as the processes of nutrition and sanguification become more deeply disturbed, and that it finally terminates in life-destroying cholera.”
“Nevertheless, it is a deeply and speedily-acting drug, for it affects the whole internal mucous membrane, the nervous system, and the process of sanguification, thus disturbing the health for a long time.”
“It excites an inflammatory irritation, which not only disturbs the secretion of mucus, but also disintegrates the intestinal juices so essential to the process of sanguification, thus disqualifying the blood from properly contributing to the reproduction of the nervous tissue.”
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