Materia sentence example

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  • In connexion with the problem of universals, he held that the diversity of individuals depends on the quantitative division of matter (materia signata), and in this way he attracted the criticism of the Scotists, who pointed out that this very matter is individual and determinate, and, therefore, itself requires explanation.
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  • to the Materia Medica ...
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  • materia, matter), in philosophy, the theory which regards all the facts of the universe as explainable in terms of matter and motion, and in particular explains all psychical processes by physical and chemical changes in the nervous system.
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  • The original substance of the world is the materia primo-prima, which is the immediate creation of the Deity.
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  • Philosophical sanction and explanation of this belief was then found by bringing it into relation with the theory of the prima materia, which was identical in all bodies but received its actual form by the adjunction of qualities expressed by the Aristotelian elements - earth, air, fire and water.
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  • Regarding all substances as being composed of one primitive matter - the prima materia, and as owing their specific differences to the presence of different qualities imposed upon it, the alchemist hoped, by taking away these qualities, to obtain the prima materia itself, and then to get from it the particular substance he desired by the addition of the appropriate qualities.
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  • The prima materia was early identified with mercury, not ordinary mercury, but the " mercury of the philosophers," which was the essence or soul of mercury, freed from the four Aristotelian elements - earth, air, fire and water - or rather from the qualities which they represent.
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  • The prima materia thus obtained had to be treated with sulphur (or with sulphur and arsenic) to confer upon it the desired qualities that were missing.
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  • In their hall in Queen Street are a valuable library and a museum of materia medica.
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  • Albert and Aquinas agree in declaring that the principle of individuation is to be found in matter, not, however, in matter as a formless substrate but in determinate matter (materia signata), which is explained to mean matter quantitatively determined in certain respects.
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  • " The variety of individuals," says Albert, " depends entirely upon the division of matter," and Aquinas says the principle of the diversity of individuals of the same species is the quantitative division of matter," which his followers render by the abbreviated phrase materia quanta.
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  • A perfectly formless matter (materia prima) was regarded by him as the universal substratum and common element of all finite existences.
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  • Besides the subjects of theory and practice of medicine, he lectured systematically on botany, materia medica and chemistry.
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  • Dioscorides, a Greek writer, who appears to have flourished about the time of Nero, issued a work on Materia Medica.
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  • p. 77; Lewis, Materia Medica, p. 324; Geoffroy, Tract.
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  • C. Dutt, Materia Medica of the Hindus (Calcutta, 1877); G.
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  • The ubi materia ibi geometria of the one is the battle-cry of the mathematico-physical advance.
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  • As a medicinal agent the bamboo is entirely inert, and it has never been received into the European materia medica.
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  • He studied anatomy and medicine at the university of Pisa, where he took his doctor's degree in 1551, and in 1555 became professor of materia medica and director of the botanical garden.
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  • In works such as Pareira's Elements of Materia Medica and Therapeutics (1842), the physiological effects of medicines are usually described, but very briefly as compared with the materia medica.
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  • It contains more than 350 monographs describing the functions, indications, combinations and applications of commonly used materia medica.
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  • materia medica section has its own relevant safety data, including cautions, contraindications and dosage.
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  • materia medica collections, especially of Cinchona.
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  • The materia medica of the Chinese at the present date affords an excellent illustration of the changes that have taken place in the use of drugs, and of the theories and superstitions that have guided the selection of these from the earliest ages, inasmuch as it still comprises articles that were formerly used in medicine, but have now been utterly discarded.
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  • 77-7 8 Dioscorides of Anazarba, in Cilicia, wrote his great work on materia medica, which still remains the most important work on the plants and drugs used in ancient times (of which about 400 were enumerated) and until the 17th century was held as the most valuable guide to medicinal plants and drugs extant.
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  • His lectures formed a new departure in the academic treatment of zoology and botany, which, in direct continuity from the middle ages, had hitherto been subjected to the traditions of the medical profession and regarded as mere branches of " materia medica."
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  • It is mentioned in the Chinese materia medica (Pun tsaou, 1552-1578).
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  • The work De simplicibus, which bears his name, was for centuries a standard authority on what would now be called materia medica, was printed in twenty-six editions in the 15th century and later, and was used in the formation of the first London pharmacopoeia, issued by the College of Physicians in the reign of James I.
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  • On the death of Charles Alston in 1760, Cullen at the request of the students undertook to finish his course of lectures on materia medica; he delivered an entirely new course, which were published in an unauthorized edition in 1771, but which he re-wrote and issued as A Treatise on Materia Medica in 1789.
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  • Besides these departments which deal with Botany as a science, there are various applications of botany, such as forestry (see FORESTS AND FORESTRY), agriculture (q.v.), horticulture, and materia medica (for use in medicine; see the separate articles on each plant).
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  • 14 See Pereira, Materia Medica, vol.
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  • See Porter Smith, Chinese Materia Medica, p. 103; Reports on Trade at the Treaty Ports of China (1868), p. 63; Lockhart, Med.
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  • - xxvii., botany, including agriculture, horticulture and materia medica; xxviii.
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  • His Tractatus de materia medica, published posthumously in 1741, was long celebrated.
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  • Shir Khist, a manna known to writers on materia medica in the 16th century, is imported into India from Afghanistan and Turkestan to a limited extent; it is the produce of Cotoneaster nummularia (Rosaceae), and to a less extent of Atraphaxis spinosa (Polygonaceae); it is brought chiefly from Herat.
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  • p. 379, 1807), the Hindu writers on Materia Medica use for the resin of Boswellia thurifera the designation Cunduru.
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  • About this time Buchheim, professor of materia medica in Dorpat from 1846 to 1879, founded the first pharmacological laboratory on modern lines in Europe, and he introduced a more rational classification of drugs than had hitherto been in use, arranging them in groups according to their pharmacological actions.
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  • In the herbals and older treatises on materia medica and therapeutics no explanation is usually offered of the action of medicines, and in such works as that of Cullen (1789) only a few of the more obvious actions are occasionally explained according to the current theories of physiology and pathology.
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  • Lauder Brunton, Pharmacology, Therapeutics and Materia Medica (3rd ed., London, 1891); The Action of Medicines (London, 1897); H.
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  • Phillips, Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Therapeutics (Inorganic Substances) (London, 1894) Binz, Lectures on Pharmacology (Trans., New Sydenham Society, London, 1895); Schmiedeberg, Grundriss der Arzneimittellehre (3rd ed., Leipzig, 1895, Eng.
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  • Mitchell Bruce, Materia Medica and Therapeutics; W.
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