Drug jar for mercury pills, Italy, 1731-1770
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Glossary: drug jar
A (usually earthenware) container designed to hold apothecaries' ointments and dry drugs.
A sexually transmitted infection resulting in the formation of lesions throughout the body.
Glossary: sexually transmitted infection
Any disease transmitted by sexual intercourse. STIs include HIV/AIDS, syphilis, gonorrhoea, some chlamydia infections and genital herpes.
The preparation and medicinal dispensing of drugs.
A hard solid made of undissolved minerals and found in the kidneys or bladder.
Pottery made of clay which is fired at a relatively low temperature. Earthenware is often semi-porous, meaning some liquid or air can pass through it. This can be altered by treating the pottery with a glaze.
A disease with painful inflammation of the joints caused by deposits of uric acid salts. It results in acute arthritis and chronic destruction of the joints.