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Definitions of RHEUM
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
From Rha, now called Wolga, a river in Russia from which it was first brought. Ord. Polygonaceae. Sex. Syst. Enneandria Trigynia. The root-Rheum-is the part used in medicine. Its odour is aromatic, peculiar, and rather nauseous; taste, somewhat aromatic, subacrid, bitterish, and astringent. It colours the saliva and the urine yellow. It is easily pulverized, and forms a powder of a bright buff-yellow colour. Both water and spirit extract its virtues. Rhubarb root is purgative, stomachic and astringent. [?] It is chiefly used for the properties first mentioned. Externally, the powder is sometimes sprinkled over ulcers, to assist their granulation. In a smaller dose, it is stomachic. Numerous species of Rheum, Rh. palmotum, Rh. undulatum, and Rh. compactum, have purgative roots. The rhubarbs most used in the United States are the Chinese or India Rhubarb -Rheum Sinense seu Indicum; the Russian, Turkey or Bucharian Rhubarb-Rheum Russicum seu Turcicum; and European Rhubarb.
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By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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