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col·o·cynth

(kol'ō-sinth),
The peeled dried fruit of Citrullus colcynthis (family Cucurbitaceae), an herb that grows on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean, resembling somewhat the watermelon plant; formerly widely used as a cathartic and laxative.
Synonym(s): bitter apple
[G. kolokynthē, the round gourd or pumpkin]
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colocynth

A drastic purgative drug, no longer in use.
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Within the pottage, there lurks a leaf of coloquintida.
El mencionado autor reporta que, para la epoca, algunos de los tratamientos mas usados en el manejo del priapismo incluian: puncion en los cuerpos cavernosos con una lanceta para dejarlos sangrar, aplicacion de "lociones frias" de manera local, emplastes con coloquintida (Citrullus colocynthis), emeticos, bromuro de potasio y la aplicacion de sanguijuelas en el perineo.