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Definitions of PSORA
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
A contagious eruption of very minute pimples-pustular, vesicular, papular, intermixed, and alternating, itching intolerably and terminating in scabs. It seems to be connected with an insect of the genus Acarus; - the Ac'arus seu Sarcop'tes seu Sarcop'tus seu Phthi'rium seu Cheyle'tus Scabiei, Ac'arus Ciro, Itch-insect, Itch-animarcule. Itch mite, (F.) Ciron. The itch occupies, particularly, the spaces between the fingers, the back of the hands, wrists, elbows, axillis, groins, hams, (fee, and rarely affects the face. The best applications, for its cure, are, -the Unguentum Sulphitris or Ung. Sulph. comp. night and morning; but the unpleasant smell of the sulphur has given occasion to the use of other means ;-as the White Hellebore, Potass in deliquescence, Muriate of Ammonia, Sulphuric Acid, &c. The repugnance to the smell of sulphur ought not, however, to be regarded; especially as, in the course of four or five days, it will, in almost all cases, produce a perfect cure.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland