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Medicinal herb obtained from Adonis vernalis (family Ranunculaceae), grown in eastern Europe and used there in the treatment of congestive heart failure. Contains strophanthidin and related cardiotonic glycosides.
Synonym(s): false hellebore
[G. Adōnis, mythical figure, fr. Phoenicial adon, lord]
said of diseases or plants that have a superficial resemblance to another plant or disease.
see robinia pseudoacacia.
cellulitis and myositis caused by Clostridium septicum and C. novyi. More commonly called malignant edema. Characterized by high fever, severe toxemia and local swelling around a wound with subsequent local gangrene and a high mortality rate.
see amanitapantherina—a mushroom.
false castor oil plant
daturastramonium, D. ferox.
false columnaris disease
similar to columnaris disease but caused by infection with the bacteria Cytophaga johnsonae. Characterized by skin erosion especially at the fins and jaws.
a disease of horses with some similarity to strangles. See pectoral abscess.
veratrumcalifornicum, V. viride.
see baptisia leucantha.
a fracture in a long bone that does not heal; the ends callus over and there is mobility at the point.
a hen with all the appearances and the behavior of a laying hen but which does not lay any eggs. There is a defect in ovum entrapment and the eggs are discharged into the peritoneal cavity although egg peritonitis is not apparent.
thermopsismontana, T. rhombifolia.
when the result of a test in a patient is negative when the disease or condition which is the subject of the search is present.
a condition of the horse's hoof in which a serious injury to the coronet causes an overgrowth of horn which overlaps the normal wall.
members of the order Pseudoscorpiones. Nonvenomous arachnids called also book scorpions.