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Glossary



Abscess     
A localized collection of pus surrounded by inflammed tissue.
Anthelmintic  
Expelling or destroying parasitic worms especially of the intestine
Anti-inflamatory   Counteracting inflammation
Antimicrobial   

Destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms and especially pathogenic (capable of causing disease) microorganisms
Aphrodisiac  

1.An agent (as a food or drug) that arouses or is    held to arouse sexual desire
2. Something that excites
Astrigent   Causing contraction of soft organic tissues
Demulcent  

A usually mucilaginous or oily substance (as tragacanth) that can soothe or protect an abraded mucous membrane
Diuretic    Tending to increase the excretion of urine
Eczema


An inflammatory condition of the skin characterized by redness, itching, and oozing vesicular lesions which become scaly, crusted, or hardened
Gonorrhea   

A contagious inflammation of the genital mucous membrane caused by the gonococcus
Hypoglycemic   Abnormal decrease of sugar in the blood
Immunomodulatory 
A substance that affects the functioning of the immune system
Leukorrhea  

A whitish viscid discharge from the vagina resulting from inflammation or congestion of the mucous membrane
Menorrhagia   Abnormally profuse menstrual flow
Oxygenation 
To impregnate, combine, or supply (as blood) with oxygen
Oxidative stress 


Physiological stress on the body that is caused by the cumulative damage done by free radicals inadequately neutralized by antioxidants and that is held to be associated with aging
Psorasis   

A chronic skin disease characterized by circumscribed red patches covered with white scales
Pyorrhoea  

1. A discharge of pus
2. An advanced form of chronic periodontitis     marked especially by the discharge of pus from     the alveoli called also Riggs' disease