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(prăk-săg′ər-əs) 4th century bc.
Greek physician who was the first to distinguish between arteries and veins.
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Prassagoras is probably an alternate spelling for Praxagoras (325-275 BCE); likewise Ephilistion is probably Philistion (370-340 BCE); Galen, Method of Medicine, 3 vols., ed.
Praxagoras of Cos on Arteries, Pulse and Pneuma: Fragments and Interpretation
The description of patients presenting with small bowel obstruction dates back to the 3rd or 4th century, when Praxagoras created an enterocutaneous fistula to relieve a bowel obstruction.
In Ecclesiazusae, there is a stark difference between the women's cross-dressing and that of Praxagoras husband Blepyrus.
El estudio Medicina en Atenas, alrededor 280 a.C., en el Centro de la Escuela Medica de Praxagoras.
During the 4th century BC, the Stoics, Epicurians, Praxagoras and Diocles all nominated the heart, while Strato placed the seat of the soul between the eyebrows.
Praxagoras of Cos is known for his discovery of the difference between veins and arteries.
(16.) Aelius Praxagoras, the father-in-law of Demostratos, may have been included (rather than Sospis, the father of Demostratos) for reasons of affection (he had died relatively recently, in 191) or because he was far more famous.
In a later distinction, generally agreed to have been formalized by Praxagoras, the arteries were believed to convey [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the veins blood through the body.