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By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Augmentation of the vital phenomena in any organ or tissue. Orgasm. Under this name, Mr. Pearson has described a state of the constitution produced by mercury acting on it as a poison. He calls it Mercurial Erethism or Erethismus. It is characterized by great depression of strength; anxiety about the praecordia; irregular action of the heart; frequent sighing; tremors; small, quick, sometimes intermitting pulse; occasional vomiting; pale, contracted countenance, and sense of coldness; but the tongue is seldom furred, nor are the vital and natural functions much disturbed. In this state any sudden exertion may prove fatal.
By Robley Dunglison
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magnetic storage medium
- any storage medium which different patterns magnetization are used to represent stored bits or bytes of information; "the hard disk in you computer is magnetic storage"