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Plethora

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Pléthora. n.s. [from πληθωρα.] The state in which the vessels are fuller of humours than is agreeable to a natural state or health; arises either from a diminution of some natural evacuations, or from debauch and feeding higher or more in quantity than the ordinary powers of the viscera can digest: evacuations and exercise are its remedies.

The diseases of the fluids are a plethora, or too great abundance of laudable juices. Arbuthnot on Aliments.

Sources: Arbuthnot, John (227)

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