emplastron

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emplastron

(ɛmˈplæstrɒn) or

emplastrum

n, pl -tra (-trə)
a plaster containing a balm or medication
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Like Plinius the Younger (17) (1st century AD), Scribonius Largus (18) (1-50 AD) wrote that breast cancer could not be cured, but nevertheless mentioned that he had 'cured' a patient by means of Paccius Antiochus' plaster, emplastrum album.
In this particular example (5), emplaster nigre is the direct translation of emplastrum nigrum and the original word order in the NP has been also preserved.
of cases treated Calomel / Hydrargyrium submurias PM 137 Calomel - colocynth compound PM 79 Cathartic dose (unspecified) P 73 Magnesium sulphate P 73 Ipecac E 65 Antimony potassium tartrate E 62 Opium A 59 Jalap P 54 Antimonials (powders/pills) E 48 Vesicatoires / blisters S 38 Rhei / rhubarb P 35 Colocynth / bitter cucumber P 33 Cataplasm / poultice S 33 Purgatives (unspecified) P 31 Emplastrum cantharidis S 31 Dover's powders (Ipecac and Opium) EA 25 Ricinus / castor oil P 23 Camphor S 22 Hydrargyrium (unspecified mercurial) M 21 Fomentations / baths S 20 Key to Drug Type A = analgesic or pain-killer; E = emetic; P = purgative or laxative; M = mercury; S = skin or topical