\mˈɒksə], \mˈɒksə], \m_ˈɒ_k_s_ə]\
Definitions of MOXA
- 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
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Moxiburium. A word by which the Chinese and Japanese designate a cottony substance, which they prepare by beating the dried leaves of the Artemisia moxa, - a kind of mugwort. With this down they form a cone, which is placed upon the part intended to be canterized, and is set fire to at the top the heat and pain gradually increase, in proportion as the combustion proceeds downwards, until ultimately an eschar may be formed. In Europe and this country, the same operation is usually practised with a cylinder of cotton-wool, or with one formed from the pith of the greater sun-flower. This mode of cauterization is employed as a powerful counter-irritant; which it assuredly is. Sloughing may be in some measure prevented, according to Baron Larrey, by the application of liquid ammonia to the burnt part.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland