A medicine derived from a plant of the genus Valeriana used as a stimulant or antispasmodic.
Posada's disease or coccidioidomycosis.
A morbid condition supposed to be caused by the presence of nasty exhalations; depression of spirits, hypochondria, hysteria, or other nervous disorder. Females were supposed to be particularly predisposed to this condition (Common c.1665-1750).
A sexually transmitted disease such as syphilis or gonorrhea.
venereals, venereal medicines
Drugs used to treat venereal diseases.
Sexual activity prohibited.
An electuary on a honey or molasses base, formerly used as antidote for poisonous bites or for poisons. Also called orvietan or theriac.
Infested with vermin, eg fleas or lice.
A vein or artery.
vicious constitutions of body
Serious physical conditions arising from mental problems.
vicious habits of body
General bad health practices, especially over-indulgence in alcohol, laudanum and sex.
Used as an antiseptic.
Women who have not had sexual intercourse.
The digestive system.
A force, neither physical or chemical, believed in many cultures to be the essence of life.
As in "a vomit" or purgative. A medicine used to cause a patient to vomit. Purgatives were integral to heroic medicine based on the humour theory that illness was caused by an imbalance in bodily elements.