Praecordia


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Prae`cor´di`a


n.1.(Anat.) The front part of the thoracic region; the epigastrium.
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siquidem ille irae furorem ac ferociam animi ratus circa praecordia grassari: rationis principatum ac moderamen animi in parte summa capitis sedere censuit velut speculatorem a natura perfectum: qui omnia circumspectaret: & vt auriga quadrigis: sic feruori animi atque alacritati moderatur.
Milk of varying kinds, whether of sheep, cows, asses, or humans was believed to be useful as a cathartic and emetic, "the best restorative in emaciated Habits," and helpful for the treatment of "swelling of Praecordia and obstructions of the abdominal Viscera.
Sed mihi des veniam, quaeso, clarissime regum, Et mihi parce, precor, nostri si carmina tantum Ingenii madefacta haud sunt Heliconis in undis, Illius quantum vatis quem antiqua Tholosa Gallorum genuit urbs, ortu regia claro, Cui non deficiunt praecordia sacra Platonis, Alta Maroneae cul non facundia musae.