Humours: The different kinds of moisture in man’s body, reckoned by the old physicians to be phlegm, blood, choler, and melancholy, which, as they pre-dominated, were supposed to determine the temper of mind.
Flatus: Wind gathered in any cavities of the body, caused by indigestion and a gross internal perspiration.
Scrofulous: Pertaining to scrofula, a depravation of the humours of the body, which breaks out in sores, commonly called the king’s evil’; a form of tuberculosis.
Ructations: a belching arising from wind and indigestion.
Canine Appetites: canine hunger, in medicine, is an appetite which cannot be satisfied.