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Horror of watery fluids, as in hydrophobia, which became transformed into fury when his lips were wetted. (The convulsions (S. 420) thereupon returned.) [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

165. Excessive dryness in the mouth, so that he can hardly eat a bit of roll; it tastes like straw.

Dryness of the palate, so that he cannot eat a bit of roll. [Fr.H-n.]

Great dryness in the mouth, so that he cannot spit out any saliva, with moist-looking, clean tongue.

Extreme dryness in the mouth and absence of saliva; he can not spit, though the tongue is pretty moist and clean. [Fr.H-n.]

Dryness of the tongue and palate so that they felt quite rough, at first without thirst (aft. ½ h.). [Fz.]

170. Velum palati drawn deep down, food and drink went down with difficulty and with scrapy pain of the velum palati.

Extreme dryness of the interior of the mouth. [BRERA, l. c.]

Extreme aridity of the tongue and mouth. [DU GUID, l. c.]

Sensation of dryness of the tongue and throat. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Great feeling of dryness in the mouth and absence of saliva, whilst the tongue looks moist and clean. [Mch.]

175. Great dryness in the mouth and fauces. [GREDING, l. c., p. 295.]

Dryness of the mouth, thirst; dimness of vision, sparkling eyes, sweat and diarrhoea. [GREDING, l. c., p. 286.]

During the dryness of the mouth and palate, violent thirst (aft. 6 h.)., and at the same time such a want of taste that he drank nearly a pint of vinegar at a draught; without tasting it. [Fz.]

Tobacco alone has still some taste, but food tastes like sand and becomes packed together in the oesophagus, so that he fears he shall be choked (aft. 3 h.). [Fz.]

Buttered bread tastes like sand, on account of dryness of the mouth; it sticks in the oesophagus and threatens to choke him. [Fz.]

180. Dryness in the throat.

Inability to swallow on account of dryness in the throat. [GREDING, l. c., p. 297.]

Dryness of the throat, with frequent urination. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

Thirst with great dryness of the throat. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

His oesophagus is as if constricted. [DAN CRUGER, l. c.]

185. Inability to swallow.

Dysphagia with shooting pain in the oesophagus.

Dysphagia with (aching) pain in the submaxillary glands.

She attempts to partake of bread and milk, but cannot swallow either. [FOWLER, Edinb. Medorrhinum Comment., v., p. 170.]

Constrictive feeling in the fauces after eating (aft. 2.1/2 h.). [Fz.]

190. The throat is as if constricted, as though he would choke, or would have a stroke of apoplexy. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Constriction and spasm of the oesophagus. [BRERA, l. c.]

Choking in the throat.

Thirst. [ODHELIUS, l. c.]

Extreme thirst. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 271, 293.]

195. Thirst with headache. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 271, 293.]

Violent thirst with frequent discharge of urine with scalding sensation. [GREDING, l. c., p. 301.]

Long-continued thirst. [GREDING, l. c., p. 283.]

Extremely troublesome thirst with slavering. [Commentarii de rebus in med. et sc. Nat. gestis, (Not found.) vol. ii, p. 241.]

Frequent ejection of saliva. [BRERA, l. c.]

200. Slaver from the mouth. [BRERA, l. c.]

Salivation.

Great flow of saliva. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 273, 290.]

Long-continued salivation with diuresis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 283.]

Great flow of saliva with ever increasing thirst. [GREDING, l. c., p. 314.]

205. Excessive flow of saliva, amounting to three or four pints in the day and night. [GREDING, l. c., p. 316.]

Salivation with hoarseness. [GREDING, l. c., p. 278.]

Flow of viscid saliva. [GREDING, l. c., p. 328.]

Good appetite with very viscid saliva in the mouth. [GREDING, l. c., p. 330.]

Hiccup. [FOWLER, l. c.]

210. Violent hiccup. [GREDING, l. c., p. 298.]

Sour eructation. [GREDING, l. c., p. 306.]

Persistent bitterness in the mouth, all food also tastes bitter. [Fr.H-n.]

Food has a spoilt taste. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

215. Everything tastes like straw. [Fr.H-n.]

Diminished appetite. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

Loss of appetite.

Undiminished appetite with pain in the abdomen, diarrhoea and vomiting. [GREDING, l. c., p. 283.]

Increased appetite.

220. (During artificial vomiting the limbs twitched.) [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Nausea, loathing.

Inclination to vomit. [FOWLER, – BRERA, l. c.]

In the evening, inclination to vomit, with profuse salivation. [GREDING, l. c., p. 279.]

Nausea, with flow of exceptionally salt saliva. [GREDING, l. c., p. 334.]

225. At night vomiting. [GREDING, l. c., p. 265.]

Vomiting of bile after slight movement, even on merely sitting up in bed.

In the evening vomiting of green bile. [GREDING, l. c., p. 264.]

In the evening he vomits bile with mucus. [GREDING, l. c., p. 269.]

Vomiting of green mucus, with thirst. [GREDING, l. c., p. 288.]

230. Vomiting of sour-smelling mucus. [GREDING, l. c., p. 297.]

In the evening vomiting of mucus. [GREDING, l. c., p. 266.]

Smarting pain in the stomach. (Not found.) [DODERLIN, l. c.]

Pressive pain in the stomach. [GREDING, l. c., p. 279.]

Pressure at the praecordium.

235. Anxiety about the scrobiculus cordis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 274.]

Anxiety about the scrobiculus cordis, with dry heat of the body. [GREDING, l. c., p. 274.]

Great anxiety about the scrobiculus cordis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 276.]

Anxiety about the scrobiculus cordis and difficult respiration. [GREDING, l. c.]

240. Abdomen distented, especially in the region of the scrobiculus cordis. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

Distension of the abdomen in the evening, with heat of the body and anxiety in the scrobiculus cordis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 278.]

Distension of the abdomen. [FOWLER, l. c.]

Sensation as if the abdomen were distented to the utmost.

A not hard distension of the abdomen.

245. Distented, but not hard abdomen. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

In children the abdomen is greatly swollen, from eating thorn apple seeds, with anxiety in the scrobiculus cordis, cold sweat, chilliness in the limbs, confused intellect, stupefied half-slumber, and anxious evacuations upwards and downwards. [ALBERTI, (Effect of eating seeds.) Jurisp. Medorrhinum, I, p. 206.]

Abdomen excessively distented, not painful to the touch. [PFENNIG.]

Upper part of the abdomen tense, hard and painful. [GREDING, l. c., p. 285.]

Rumbling and grumbling in the abdomen. [KELLNER, l. c.]

250. Rumbling in the belly with diarrhoea. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

Rumbling in the belly with colic. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 279, 290.]

Great formication in the abdomen for seven days. [Fr.H-n.]

Rumbling in the belly with obscuration of sight. [GREDING, l. c., p. 300.]

He complains of rumbling in the hypogastrium, as if living animals cried and moved in all toe bowels. (The words from “as of” are not in the original.) [GREDING, l. c., p. 321.]

255. Bellyache, rumbling, and diarrhoea. [GREDING, l. c., p. 327.]

Bellyache. [GREDING, l. c., p. 264.]

Severe pain in the belly, as if it were swollen; merely touching the side caused pain in the abdomen.

Pain in the abdomen, diarrhoea. [GREDING, l. c., p. 266.]

Pain in the abdomen followed by diarrhoea. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

260. Colicky pains. (In the original, “borborygmi” only.) [WEDENBERG, l. c.]

Pressive pain in the abdomen. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

Tearing pain in the abdomen, as though the navel would be torn out, the pain goes thence into the chest.

Bellyache, watery vomiting and diarrhoea. [GREDING, l. c., p. 274.]

Inguinal bubo.

265. He has call to stool, but can evacuate nothing till twenty-four hours afterwards. [Fz.]

Constipation. (Should be, “bowels more costive.”) [GREDING, l. c., p. 261.]

Constipation for six days, without any feeling of fulness or tension of the abdomen.

Suppression of all the excretions.

Twisting pain in the bowels before every evacuation of them; every hour there occurred a blackish diarrhoeic stool (aft. 36 h.). [Fr.H-n.]

270. Diarrhoea on six successive days. [Fr.H-n.]

Diarrhoea, which goes off with profuse perspiration. [GREDING l. c., p. 266.]

Diarrhoea with increasing appetite. [GREDING, l. c., p 268.]

Diarrhoea with paleness of face. [GREDING, l. c., p. 291.]

Stools smelling of asafoetida. [GREDING, l. c., p. 320.]

275. Discharge of clotted blood from the anus.

Haemorrhoidal flux for several days.

Discharge of a great quantity of flatus. [GREDING, l. c., p. pp. 275. 327.]

He had very frequent calls to urinate, but the urine was each time kept back for a minute before it passed, and though it only dribbled away yet a large quantity was passed in the forenoon (aft. 4 and 5 h.). [Fz.]

During micturition, though there are frequent pressing and urging no stream is formed; the urine comes away warmer than usual but only by drops; he cannot hasten its discharge nor press out the last drops, but he has not the slightest painful sensation in the urethra, except that it seemed to him as if a cylindrical body were pushed through the urethra. (After drinking vinegar there came again a thin stream, and he had not such frequent calls to urinate.)[Fz.]

280. Suppressed evacuation of urine and stool. (For fourteen hours.) [SWAINE, l. c.]

Retention of urine. (Greding merely says that the usual involuntary discharge of urine during the fit did not taker place.) [Greding, l. c., p. 325.]

Diuresis with shivering and rumbling in the abdomen. [GREDING, l. c., p. 327.]

The urine passed without effort; he could keep it back, but it always seemed to him as though he had no power to retain his urine and lose to the neck of the bladder; at the same time he had a feeling as if the urethra were too narrow and unable to expand.

Profuse, involuntary discharge of urine. [DE WITT, l. c.]

285. Profuse diuresis. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 262, 267, 288, 291, 203, 297.]

Profuse diuresis, without thirst. [GREDING, l. c., pp. 275, 327.]

Lascivious, lewdness. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Complete inability to perform coitus. [SAUVAGES, (Not accessible.) Epist. ad Haller, iii.]

Impotence. (Temporary loss of sexual energy after convalescence from poisoning.) [SAUVAGES, Nosol, ii, p. 241.]

290. Lascivious odour of the body during menstruation. [GREDNG, l. c., p. 335.]

Excessive talkativeness during menstruation. [GREDING, l. c., p. 335.]

Watery (In original, “dilute.”) menses. [GREDING, l. c., p. 284.]

Discharge of black blood from the uterus. [GREDING, l. c., p. 275.]

Increased catamenia; the blood comes away in large clots.

295. Too profuse catamenia, metrorrhagia, with drawing pains in the abdomen. Thighs, and other limbs.

Profuse catamenia. (In original, “rather more copious catamenia.”) [GREDING, l. c., p. 280.]

Immoderate menstrual flux. [GREDING, l. c., p. 255.]

The catamenia that had been absent four years return. (Literally, ‘VIOLENT girding across the thorax.) [GREDING, l. c., p. 282.]

Immediately after the menses erysipelas on the left cheek. [GREDING, l. c., p. 285.]

300. After the menses hiccup and whining. [GREDING, l. c., p. 328.]

The nose is stopped up. [Fz.]

The nose seems to him to be stopped up and dry, though he can get air through it.

The nose seems to him to be stopped up, though he can readily get air through it. [Fr.H-n.]

Frequent sighing. [PFENNING, l. c.]

305. His chest feels violently constricted across. (In original, “unusual pain and anxiety.”)

An aching pain in the chest and sternum, produced by talking.

Hard pressure anteriorly on the cartilages of the third and fourth ribs, widifficult breathing; he cannot draw in enough air, without great anxiety (aft. ½ h.). [Fz.]

Sensation as if something turned round in the chest, followed by heat of the face.

Oppression and unusual pains. (In original, “unusual pain and anxiety.”) [DE WITT, l. c.]

310. After lying down at night, cutting pain in the sternum, which goes off on the discharge of flatus, but returns.

During dyspnoea anxiety about the scrobiculus cordis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 307.]

Dyspnoea.

Tightness of breath.

His breath is more and more taken away and he becomes blue in the face. [GREDING, l. c.]

315. Sensation of dryness in the chest. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Haemoptysis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 262.]

Slow inspiration and very quick expiration. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

A drawing (rheumatic) pain proceeding from the side of the neck into the limbs. [GREDING, l. c., p. 285.]

Bruised pain in the back and abdomen, excited by moving (aft. 12 h.).

320. Pain in the back and shoulder, as if bruised (aft. 12 h.).

A spot in the back which is painful when touched and per se.

A small spot on the back with drawing pain when touched.

Drawing tearing pains in the back and upper part of the abdomen (aft. 1 h.).

Drawing pain in the middle of the spine, with drawing pain opposite at the back of the stomach.

235. Drawing pain in the middle of the spine.

Drawing pains in the sacrum.

Rheumatic pain in the side and back. [GREDING, l. c., p. 290.]

Severe pain in the loins. [GREDING, l. c., p. 319.]

Fine sharp pricks in the forearm and rheumatic contractive pain in the deltoid muscle (aft. 32 h.). [Fz.]

330. Trembling of the arms when eating.

Trembling of the sound hand when eating. [Fr.H-n.]

Trembling of a sound hand when eating.

He grasps hastily and quickly, thinks he has already seized the object before he has touched it, and when he does hold it he does not feel that he has got it (aft. 4-5 h.). [Fz.]

Spasmodic tenseness of the whole lower limbs (aft. 36 h.). [Fz.]

335. Drawing pains in the thighs.

Pain in the right thigh. [GREDING, l. c., p. 311.]

Some sharp stitches on the right tibia. [Fz.]

Several boils on the feet. [GREDING, l. c.,.p 333.]

Burning and itching on the feet. [GREDING, l. c., p. 334.]

340. Rheumatic drawing (pressure) in the left tarsus, in the evening (aft. 36 h.). [Fz.]

Burning on the dorsum of the foot, sometimes slighter sometimes severer (aft. 24 h.). [Fz.]

He longs for open air. [SWAINE, l. c.]

He runs too quickly, as fast as he can, when he wants to go from one place to another. [Fz.]

Extraordinary excitement; he moves so quickly (in the first hour) that at last all movement ceases and blackness comes before his eyes, [Fz.]

345. He does all movements with such diligence, haste and power, that he becomes anxious if he does not get through them immediately. [Fz.]

Tottering of the limbs when walking and standing.

Although his walk is staggering yet his legs execute his will so easily that it seems to him he has none; they seem to him to be much longer, so that when walking he thinks he touches the ground when he is still a span from it, and hence at last he brings down the foot every time very quickly. [Fz.]

In going upstairs he always takes two steps at a time, because he thinks they are but one, nor does he observe this until he tumbles.[Fz.]

Syncope. [GREDING, l. c., p. 274.]

350. Faintness, in the forenoon, with very pale face, and thereafter anorexia. [GREDING, l. c., p. 298.]

Faintness, with great dryness in the mouth. [GREDNIG, l. c., p. 327.]

During syncope snoring. [GREDING, l. c.,. 321.]

After the syncope spasm only of the head towards both sides, with red face. [GREDING, l. c., p. 332.]

Heaviness of the limbs. [GREDING, l. c., p. 314.]

355. Heaviness of the feet and weariness of the thighs. (Literally, “lassitudo erurum pedumque pondus.”) [GREDING, l. c., p. 310.]

Weariness of the limbs (aft. 2 h.). [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Lazy movement of the limbs with formication in them. [GREDING, l. c., p. 301.]

On the slightest movement heat on the whole body and perspiration (aft. 24 h.). [Fz.]

Difficulty of moving and formication in the limbs, with watering of the eyes. [GREDING, l. c., p. 302.]

360. Sensation in the arms and legs as if the limbs were severed from the body. [Fr.H-n.]

Sensation as if every portion of the limbs were completely severed in the joints from the other parts and could not be joined together again.

He feels his hands and feet as if separated in the joints, and he is inconsolable on account of this sensation. [Fr.H-n.]

The limbs go to sleep.

The limbs go to sleep. (Not found.)[DODERLIN, l. c.]

365. Difficulty of moving, with almost extinguished pulse. [SWAINE, l. c.]

Immobility. [DU GUID, l. c.]

Stiff immobility of the body, the child’s arms and legs could not be moved (aft. 1 h.). [HEIM, (From seeds, in a child.) in Selle’s Neue beitrage z. Nat. u. Arzn., ii, p. 125.]

Immobility of the limbs, she cannot move (a kind of catalepsy).

Voluntary muscular movement is lost (catalepsy (The author says nothing about “catalepsy.”) ) and the senses are gone, but swallowing is unaffected. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

370. Stiffness of the whole body. (aft. 1 h.). [UNZER, l. c.]

Paralysed limbs. [SWAINE, – VICAT, l. c.]

Paralysed thighs. [VICAT, l. c.]

Various parts of the body become paralytic. [KING, l. c.]

He is like to fall down on rising from a seat (in the first 8 h.). [Fz.]

375. He cannot walk alone; he falls when not supported. [M., in Baldinger’s Neues Magaz., (Not found.) vol. I, p. 35.]

The lower extremities knuckle under him when walking. [Fz.]

Weakness of the body, weariness of the feet.

Weak in walking. [SAUVAGES, Nosolog., ii, p. 242.]

He cannot stand on his feet. [SCHROER, l. c.]

380. All his parts of the body, and also in the palms, a great eruption of lumps, like wheals, with pricking itching as from stinging-nettles per se, aggravated by rubbing.

Intense desire to lie down.

He must lie down in bed. [DU GUID,- SWAINE,- LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Drowsy and staggering. [BRERA, l. c.]

385. Sleep. [SCHROER, l. c.]

Sleep for a few hours (aft. a few m.). [SAUVAGES, l. c.]

Drowsiness by day. [GREDING, l. c., p. 281.]

He falls asleep by day, and wakes with an important and pompous air. [Fr.H-n.]

He often falls asleep, and on awaking assumes a comical majestic look.

390. Quiet sleep. (Curative effect.) [GREDING, l. c., p. 267.]

Quiet sleep on the cessation of the convulsions. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Sleep for four and twenty hours. [J. C. GRIMM, (Observation.) in Eph. Nat. Cur., cent. ix, obs. 94.]

Difficulty of waking in the morning.

It causes in some deep sleep, sometimes for twenty-four hours, so that they lie as if dead. [GARCIAS AB HORTO, (Statement.) De Plantis, lib. ii, cap. 24.]

395. After a deep dreamful sleep (aft. 24 h.)., in which he has a seminal emission, he is quite dizzy and only sees as if through a veil. [Fz.]

Deep, sound sleep, in which he breathes deeply with a great effort, and snores during inspiration and expiration [Fz.]

Deep sleep with snoring. [UNZER, l. c.]

Deep snoring sleep with occasional drawing up of the thighs. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Slumber with rales.

Bloody foam before the mouth; dark brown face, death. (After six hours, from swallowing the seeds, in child of eighteen months, in whom after death were many brown stripes on the body externally, and on opening the body there is found much yellow water in the abdominal cavity, the bowels distented with flatulence, similar brown stripes on the liver, spleen and lungs much water in the percardium, the heart shrivelled, and in it, as also in all the blood-vessels, quite fluid, thin blood.) [HEIM, l. c., p. 126.]

400. He lies on his back with open, staring eyes. [KAAW BOERHAAVE,. c.]

Restless sleep.

Restless sleep, violent headache, and profuse diuresis. [GREDING, l. c., p. 310.]

Very restless dreamful sleep, with turning about in bed. [GREDING, l. c., p. 295.]

Vivid historical dreams.

405. Dreams of various kinds. [RAY, (From the root.) Histor. Plantar., tom. i.]

After restless sleep violent headache, vertigo, flow of tears and saliva. [GREDING, l. c., p. 279.]

Sleep brokenby crying out. [GREDING, l. c., p. 283.]

At night crying and howling. [GREDING, l. c., p. 268.]

Waking up from sleep with crying out. [GREDING, l. c., p. 334.]

410. Remained awake all night, turned about restlessly in bed, and uttered a piercing cry. [BRERA, l. c.]

Sleeplessness. [SWAINE, (Not found in SWAINE.) l. c. – GREDING, l. c., p. 268.]

Persistent cramp on both hands and feet. [GREDING, l. c., p. 296.]

The hands are doubled up into a fist (yet the thumbs are not bent in), but they can be spread out. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, l. c.]

Violent movement of the limbs. [PFENNIG, l. c.]

415. Constant movements of the hands and arms, as though he were spinning or weaving (aft. 8 h.). [PFENNIG, l. c.]

Convulsions of the limbs.

Convulsions. [KAAW BOERHAAVE, – DODERLIN,- BUCHNER, l. c.]

In bed the most violent convulsions, during which he was furious, so that he must be bound (aft. 6 h.). [BRERA, l. c.]

Horrible convulsions on seeing a light, a mirror or water. [BRERA, l. c.]

420. The convulsions and delirium are particularly apt to be excited by touching, and they are followed by weakness. [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

The convulsions with dilated pupils still continued, even after the pulse had become slower, the breathing freer, and the tension of the abdomen was gone (after emetics and clyster.) (aft. 18 h.). [LOBSTEIN, l. c.]

Spasmodic movements. [DE WITT, l. c.]

Spasms firsts on the left arm, then on the right leg, then very quick spasms of the head in all directions. [GREDING, l. c., p. 297.]

He moves the limbs to and fro. [KELLNER, l. c.]

425. Trembling of the hands on grasping anything, [Fz.]

Spasmodic jerking drawing upwards and inwards of the anterior crural muscles. [Fz.]

Convulsions, jerk-like twitchings. [Fz.]

Twitchings in the left lower extremity, which commences as shocks, and draw it upwards and inwards. [Fz.]

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