from The Century Dictionary.
- Acting as a means of warding off disease; acting as a remedy; prophylactic.
- Having the power of warding off the effects of poison taken inwardly; antidotal.
- noun An antidote to poison or infection, especially an internal antidote.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) An antidote against poison or infection; a counterpoison.
- adjective (Med.) Expelling or counteracting poison; antidotal.
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- noun An
- adjective Acting against
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The medicine mithridate forms a part of many of these prescriptions; it does not seem to be regarded as an alexipharmic, but as a soporific.
"Is that some new alexipharmic?" he asked with a sudden rational air, which was almost as startling as if a dead man had spoken.
One was an alexipharmic draught, to be taken the last thing at night, another a sudorific, to be administered once in every hour.
The roots of the different species are subacid and mucilaginous when fresh; and a decoction of them has been employed as a domestic remedy in sore mouth and in affections of the throat; also considered as alexipharmic in snake bites.
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The roots, and to some extent the leaves, are used in medicine; the inner bark and all the herbaceous parts are nauseously bitter; it is regarded as a purgative, emetic, and alexipharmic; in overdoses it is an acrid poison.
-- A native of the East Indies, where the roots are used in medicine as a febrifuge and alexipharmic.
In after years, however, I was enabled to classify his "charm," which was no other than the _Aristolochia serpentaria_ -- a species closely allied to the "bejuco de guaco," that alexipharmic rendered so celebrated by the pens of Mutis and Humboldt.
To this question, he replied, that venesection had been three times performed; that a vesicatory had been applied inter scapulas; that the patient had taken occasionally of a cathartic apozem, and between whiles, alexipharmic boluses and neutral draughts.
To this question, he replied, that venesection had been three times performed; that a vesicatory had been applied inter scapulas; that the patient had taken occasionally of a cathartic apozem, and between whiles, alexipharmic boluses and neutral draughts. — “Neutral, indeed,” said the doctor; “so neutral, that I’ll be crucified if ever they declare either for the patient or the disease.”
[* Among the interesting plants of the valley of Caripe, we found for the first time a calidium, the trunk of which was twenty feet high (C. arboreum); the Mikania micrantha, which may probably possess some of the alexipharmic properties of the famous guaco of the Choco; the