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scrofula

Pathol tuberculosis of the lymphatic glands
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scrofula

[′skräf·yə·lə]
(medicine)
Tuberculosis of cervical lymph nodes.
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scrofula), (12) suggests a far more equivocal attitude to kingship in a play where neither absolute tyranny nor misguided benignity are presented as viable forms of government.
The roots are widely used as germicide, to cure ulcers, piles, haemorrhoids, inflammation, scrofula, leprosy, dyspepsia, worm's infestation, flatulence, intermittent fevers, debility, arthritis, and against snake poison [26].
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While Sam has suffered from scrofula, causing near-blindness, he does not want to help his father because "he felt conscious of uncommon sense and ability" and thinks too highly of himself for such a task (240).
The most conspicuous way in which the Jacobite monarchs emphasised their divine calling was through the exercise of the royal touch--the God-given power to cure scrofula. The exhibition contains several touch-pieces given by James II and his heirs to supplicants, testifying to the scrupulousness with which they maintained this custom.
The diagnosis and treatment of scrofula (mycobacterial cervical lymphadenitis).
Richard Wiseman, surgeon to Charles II, affirmed his belief in the "royal touch" as a cure for king's evil, or scrofula, while even the learned English physician Thomas Browne stated that witches really existed.
Consumption, phthisis, scrofula, Pott's disease, and the White Plague are all terms that have been used to refer to TB throughout history [28].
These are taken orally and also are used as a steam bath by patients suffering from scrofula [13, 14].
Eight patients had a history of old tuberculosis, including pulmonary tuberculosis, bone tuberculosis, scrofula, intestinal tuberculosis, tuberculous pleuritis, tuberculous pericarditis, and tuberculosis of the parotid gland.