from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or concerned in the formation of chyle; chylifactive: as, the chylopoietic organs.
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Our correspondent in Vienna says, that it is evidently a combination of plague and cholera morbus; _i. e._ the general disturbance of the system is of the nature of plague, and with such a state of constitution, the affection of the chylopoietic viscera, (in consequence of which the name of cholera morbus has been, given to it,) often terminates life in the course of three hours.
-- 'The continued irritation of important or very sensible nerves is, perhaps,' says Mr. Burns, '_one of the most common causes_' (of Hydrocephalus); 'hence it may follow dentition, and _very often arises from a bad state of the chylopoietic viscera_.'
Now, having already shewn that the milk when lactation is protracted becomes deteriorated, it plainly appears that such milk is capable of occasioning derangement of the chylopoietic viscera; and it being allowed that derangement of these viscera, from any source, may give rise to inflammation of the brain, I conceive it follows that protracted lactation must be admitted as one cause of such effect.
Besides which, we shall find that when from any cause whatever the nurse's milk becomes impoverished and deteriorated, even if this take place at an early period after delivery, the injurious effects already referred to may be produced in the child: for improper food, whether it be bad milk or any other inappropriate article of diet, is always calculated to derange the functions of the stomach, bowels, and other chylopoietic viscera, and in consequence to occasion disease.