Sentence Examples


  • Its only important application in medicine is as a carminative to lessen the griping caused by some purgatives such as aloes.
  • Sodium phosphate and sulphate are cholagogue purgatives and are used in the treatment of gallstones.
  • Many species had a great repute as demulcents, febrifuges, astringents, tonics, purgatives and anthelmintics.
  • The prescriptions are for a great variety of ailments and afflictionsdiseases of the eye and the stomach, sores and broken bones, to make the hair grow, to keep away snakes, fleas, &c. Purgatives and diuretics are particularly numerous, and the medicines take the form of pillules, draughts, liniments, fumigations, &c. The prescriptions are often fanciful and may thus bear some absurd relation to the disease to be cured, but generally they would be to some extent effective.
  • Above all, fasting was a mode of preparing oneself for the sacramental eating of a sacred animal, and as such often assisted by use of purgatives and aperients.
 

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