medical terms glossary
This is a useful reference glossary to help strengthen your understanding of feminization medical terminology.
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Alterative:
A medicine or treatment which gradually induces a change, and restores healthy functions without insensible evacuations.


Antiseptic: 
A substance which prevents or retards putrefaction, or destroys, or protects from, putrefactive organisms.


Antispasmodic:
A medicine which prevents or allays spasms or convulsions.


Anthelmintic:
Good against intestinal worms.


Aromatic:
Having an agreeable odor


Bilious:
Of or pertaining to the bile.


Carminative: 
A substance, especially an aromatic, which tends to expel wind from the alimentary canal, or to relieve colic, griping, or flatulence.


Cathartic:
A medicine that promotes alvine discharges,the cathartics are more energetic and certain in action that the laxatives, which simply increase the tendency to alvine evacuation; and less powerful and irritaint that the drastic purges, which cause profuse, repeated, and watery evacuations.


Cordial:
Anything that comforts, gladdens, and exhilarates.


Demulcent:
A substance, usually of a mucilaginous or oily nature, supposed to be capable of soothing an inflamed nervous membrane, or protecting it from irritation. Gum Arabic, glycerin, olive oil, etc., are demulcents.


Diaphoretic:
A medicine or agent which promotes perspiration.


Diuretic:
Increasing the amount of urine secreted and discharged.


Emmenagogue:
A medicine that promotes the menstrual discharge.


Emetic:
Inducing to vomit, exciting the stomach to discharge its contents by the mouth. A medicine which causes vomiting.


Emollient:
An external something or soothing application to allay irritation, soreness, etc.


Expectorant:
Tending to facilitate expectoration or to promote discharges of mucus, etc., from the lungs or throat.


Galactagogue: 
An agent that promotes the flow of milk.


Irritant:
A poison that produces inflammation without any corrosive action upon the tissues.


Nervine:
Having the quality of acting upon or affecting the nerves; quieting nervous excitement.


Neuralgic:
A substance which works to alleviate nerve pain.


Pectoral:
A medicine for diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs.


Purgative:
A purging medicine; a cathartic.


Sedative:
A remedy which allays irritability and irritation.


Spasmodic:
A medicine for spasm.


Stimulant:
An agent which produces a temporary increase of vital activity in the organism, or in any of its parts.


Stomachic: 
A medicine that strengthens the stomach and excites its action.


Tonic:
Increasing strength, or the tone of the animal system; obviating the effects of debility, and restoring healthy functions.


Vermifuge:
A medicine or substance that expels worms from animal bodies.

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