from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A fluid, such as gastric juice or vegetable juice, contained in or secreted by living tissue.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In anatomy and physiology, juice; one of certain fluid secretions of the body specified by a qualifying term.
- noun In medicine, the extracted juice of different plants: as, succus liquoritiæ, Spanish licorice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Med.) The expressed juice of a plant, for medicinal use.
- noun (Physiol.) A fluid secreted in small by certain glands (probably the glands of Lieberkühn) of the small intestines. Its exact action is somewhat doubtful.
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- noun medicine, obsolete The
expressed juiceof a plant, for medicinaluse.
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- noun any of several liquids of the body
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Wecker, Melancholicus succus toto corpore redundans.
Note 40: Goulburn, Losinga, 2: 30: "Discebant iudaeorum liberi christianas litteras, et veritatis succus teneris iudaeorum mentibus paulatim infundebatur." back
Some rather use potions than pills to purge this humour, because that as Heurnius and Crato observe, hic succus a sicco remedio agre trahitur, this juice is not so easily drawn by dry remedies, and as Montanus adviseth 25 cons.
The mullein plant boiled in milk is liked by the patients; in watery infusion it is disagreeable, and the succus is still more so.
These include the _succus_, or juice, to be swallowed; the decoction, to be applied as a lotion; and the ointment, for curative external use.
Hæc enim ætas effudit hanc copiam; et, ut opinio mea fert, succus ille et sanguis incorruptus usque ad hanc ætatem oratorum fuit, in qua naturalis inesset, non fucatus nitor.
By our leading English druggists are now dispensed a _succus verbasci_ (Mullein juice), of which the dose is from half to one teaspoonful; a tincture of _Verbascum_ (Mullein), the dose of which is from half-a-teaspoonful to two teaspoonfuls; and an infusion of Mullein, in doses of from one to four tablespoonfuls.
These aromatics likewise evacuate serum from the blood, promote its circulation, and attenuate the coagulations of chyle, lympha, and succus nervosus.
Virgil thinks it sometimes a beauty to imitate the license of the Greeks, and leave two vowels opening on each other, as in that verse of the Third Pastoral: Et succus pecori, et lac subducitur agnis.
"Sive ille est coeli sudor, sive quaedam siderum saliva, sine purgantis se aeris succus, ... magnam tamen coelestis naturae voluptatem affert."
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