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galenical

(gā-lĕn′ĭ-kəl, gə-)
n.
A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.

ga·len′i·cal adj.
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Galen,

Claudius, Greek physician and medical scientist in Rome, c. 130-201 A.D.
Galen anastomosis - Synonym(s): Galen nerve
Galen bandage
Galen dressing
Galen foramen
Galen nerve - communicating branch of superior laryngeal nerve with recurrent laryngeal nerve. Synonym(s): Galen anastomosis
Galen ventricle
galenical - referring to medicine prepared from plants rather than chemicals.
great cerebral vein of Galen - a large, unpaired vein formed by the junction of the two internal cerebral veins. Synonym(s): great vein of Galen
great vein of Galen - Synonym(s): great cerebral vein of Galen
veins of Galen - Synonym(s): internal cerebral veins
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Two other galenical preparations were tested: Preparation B: crystalline apigenin was diluted in 0.15 N NaOH to a final concentration of 5 mg/ml and 7.5% DMSO.
Carmine is a dye majorly used for coloring food products and galenicals. It is also used in inks.
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Still, this was simpler than the galenicals: complex concoctions made from dozens of plant and other ingredients according to the teachings of the Roman physician Galen that dominated medicine about 1,500 years.