\bɹʌnˈə͡ʊni͡ən θˈi͡əɹi], \bɹʌnˈəʊniən θˈiəɹi], \b_ɹ_ʌ_n_ˈəʊ_n_iə_n θ_ˈiə_ɹ_i]\
Definitions of BRUNONIAN THEORY
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That of J. Brown, M.D., Edinburgh, 1733-1788, that life is sustained during health by external exciting agents in equilibrium; if these agents exhaust excitability too rapidly, asthenic diseases (q.v.) arise, requiring alcohol; if excitability accumulate, sthenic diseases [Gr.] arise, requiring opiates.
By Henry Percy Smith
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