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  • n. Plural form of ptisan.

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Examples

  • When in these cases there is a colliquative diarrhoea, I am of opinion that we ought to give the colder and thicker ptisans, and that the drinks ought to be binding, of a vinous nature, and rather astringent.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • Those persons, then, would be most injured if the change is not properly managed, who used unstrained ptisans; they also would suffer who made use of the juice alone; and so also they would suffer who took merely drink, but these least of all.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • At the bottom, therefore, they do not know, neither those using unstrained ptisans, that they are hurt by them, when they begin to swallow them, if they abstain entirely from food for two, three, or more days; nor do those using the juice know that they are injured in swallowing them, when they do not commence with the draught seasonably.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • And here I know that physicians are in the practice of doing the very reverse of what is proper, for they all wish, at the commencement of diseases, to starve their patients for two, three, or more days, and then to administer the ptisans and drinks; and perhaps it appears to them reasonable that, as a great change has taken place in the body, it should be counteracted by another great change.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • By using hydromel without ptisans, instead of any other drink, you will generally succeed in the treatment of such diseases, and fall in few cases; but in what instances it is to be given, and in what it is not to be given, and wherefore it is not to be given, — all this has been explained already, for the most part.

    On Regimen In Acute Diseases

  • The pulp of Turkey Figs is mucilaginous, and has been long esteemed as a pectoral emollient for coughs: also when stewed and, added to ptisans, for catarrhal troubles of the air passages, and of other mucous canals.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • The leaves, flowers, and roots, are employed for making ptisans.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Everything which gave relief to others, ptisans, baths, and bleeding, increased my tortures.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • I returned to the palace so fully persuaded that I should feel the consequences of this step, that the first thing I did was to send for the king's surgeon to ask him for ptisans.

    The Confessions of J J Rousseau

  • And I do confess that I think their varied ptisans and syrups are as much preferable to the mineral regimen of bug-poison and ratsbane, so long in favor on the other side of the Channel, as their art of preparing food for the table to the rude cookery of those hard-feeding and much-dosing islanders.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Works

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