theriac


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theriac

(ˈθɪərɪæk)
n
(Medicine) an ointment or potion of varying composition, used as an antidote to a poison
[C14: from Latin thēriaca antidote to poison]

the•ri•ac

(ˈθɪər iˌæk)

also the•ri•a•ca

(θəˈraɪ ə kə)

n.
treacle; molasses.
[before 1000; Middle English tiriake antidote, Old English tȳriaca < Medieval Latin (Latin thēriaca); see treacle]
the•ri′a•cal, adj.

theriac, theriaca

a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary by pulverization and the addition of honey, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.
See also: Remedies
a compound of sixty-four drugs made into an electuary, formerly used as an antidote for poison. Also called Venice Treacle. — theriac, theriacal, therial, adj.
See also: Drugs
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Da Gama himself caught an arrow in the leg and dressed his wound with a poultice of urine, olive oil and a theriac of supposedly helpful ingredients mixed with honey.
When surgery was not indicated, the patient's health was optimised, and medications such as theriac, goose blood as hot drink, and mixtures of bitumen, trefoil, pennyroyal, mallows, rue and asses' blood in water, taken.
Galen provides three recipes for the theriac (On Antidotes 15.