Albarello drug jar used to store savin oil, Italy, 1701-1800
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Glossary: drug jar
A (usually earthenware) container designed to hold apothecaries' ointments and dry drugs.
A common condition in which the airways go into spasm and become constricted. It causes wheezing, coughing and difficulty in breathing. It is often a reaction to hypersensitivity, but can also be triggered by exercise or stress.
The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.
Glossary: menstrual cycle
The stage during which the female body prepares for pregnancy. The cycle consists of the thickening of the uterus lining and the release of an egg into the uterus from the ovaries. If the egg is not fertilized, the thickened lining dissolves and is released as a 'period'. In humans, the average cycle length is 28 days, and occurs in females who have reached puberty.