aggravation – a noticeable intensification of the disease symptoms previously observed.
antidote – a substance, or a remedy, that counteracts the effect of a homeopathic remedy.
cell salts (biochemic remedies, tissue salts)
Centesimal – one of three potency scales used in homeopathic pharmacy.
characteristic symptom – a symptom that is ‘striking, strange, unusual, peculiar’ in the case.
common symptoms – symptoms that are common to a specific disease,
complete symptom – etiology, location (including radiation or extension of sensation), sensation, modalities, and concomitants all together give a complete symptom.
concomitant – occurring simultaneously. Refers to symptoms that happen at the same time
Decimal – 1 part medicinal substance (dry or tincture), mixed with 9 parts diluent (lactose or alcohol), and then succussed (shaken), yields the 1X(D) potency.
etiology – the cause of disease.
homeopathy – system of natural medicine developed by Samuel Hahnemann. Based on the Law of Similars.
isopathy – the treatment of a disease with the identical disease agent.
keynote – a unique feature or fundamental aspect of a remedy.
LM (50 millesimal, Q) – the second potency scale developed by Hahnemann
location – where the symptom is experienced
materia medica – “materials of medicine” in Latin. A reference that lists the curative indications and therapeutic actions of homeopathic medicines.
modality – a condition that makes a person or their symptom better or worse.
nosode – a homeopathic remedy prepared from diseased tissue or the product of disease.
Organon – The Organon of Medicine. This book describes the principles and practice of homeopathy.
potency – the strength of a homeopathic remedy.
potentized – usually refers to a substance prepared according to homeopathic pharmaceutical standards.
proving – the most accurate method of ascertaining the action of medicines on human health.
remedy – medicine, as in homeopathic remedy.
repertorize – to repertorize a case one looks up symptoms in a repertory.
repertory – an index of the homeopathic materia medica by symptom.
rubric – a symptom as written in a homeopathic repertory.
sarcode – a tissue or glandular extract made into a homeopathic remedy.
sensation – the experience of a symptom, what it feels like..
Simillimum – the most similar remedy corresponding to a case.
succussion – the process of forcefully striking a homeopathic remedy against a firm surface.
vital force – the energy that maintains life in the individual.
Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia – homeopathic standard of operations.
Sublingual – held under the tongue for absorption.