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nut·meg

(nŭt'meg),
The dried ripe seed of Myristica fragrans (family Myristicaceae), deprived of its seed coat and arillode; an aromatic stimulant, carminative, condiment, and source of volatile and expressed nutmeg oils; it is also sometimes consumed for its bizarre central nervous system effects.
See also: myristicin, nutmeg oil.
Synonym(s): myristica

nutmeg

Herbal medicine
A tropical tree, the seeds of which are astringent, carminative and sedative in small doses.
 
Sports medicine
A regional slang term for the kicking of a football (soccer ball) through another person’s legs.

Toxicology
Nutmeg is toxic in large doses due to its content of myristicin, which can cause hallucinations, dehydration, delirium, disorientation, nausea, convulsions, palpitations and death; it is contraindicated in pregnancy.

nutmeg,

n Latin name:
Myristica fragrans; part used: dried seeds; uses: gastrointestinal complaints, analgesic, toothache, nausea, antiemetic, anx-iolytic, depression, antimicrobial, chemoprotective, aphrodisiac; precautions: abortifacient, pregnancy, lactation, children, severe depression, severe anxiety disorders, antidiarrheal medications, MAOI medications, psychotropic medications, toxic in large doses. Also called
mace, macis, muscadier, muskatbaum, myristica, noz moscada, nuez moscada, or
nux moschata.
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Nutgrass.
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