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Synonyms for trichobezoar

a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)

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Bezoars, as Harry Potter fans know from lectures given by Prof.
6) The 1871 government annual report listed exports as guttapercha, india rubber, beeswax, trepan (holothurian), sago, gold, rice, camphor, and bezoar stone (Noboru 2010:41).
Bezoar formation is uncommon in healthy individuals and is generally associated with pica, mental retardation and psychiatric disorders.
Effect of the combination of ginseng, oriental bezoar and Glycyrrhiza on autonomic nervous activity and immune system under mental arithmetic stress.
A CT scan reveals a bezoar about 8 cm long, 2 cm in diameter, and filled with liquid in the patient's upper jejunum.
Trichobezoars are an infrequent form of bezoar formed from ingested hair.
Most of them depict the predator hunting its staple prey, the bezoar goat (Capra aegagrus), or being hunted by men (figure 3).
Joao de Barros, a Portuguese writer, added to the folklore by reporting that its medicinal properties were superior to bezoar, a stony mass found in the stomach of ruminants, which was thought to be an antidote to all poisons.
There is an account from Makassar in the 1950s: Daeng Sarro remembered the trade and mentions giving tobacco and strong drink in exchange for turtle-shell, bezoar stones, mother-of-pearl and horn (Mulvaney 1989:180-5).
mohra oder mohra 'a shell, a cowrie; a pebble; a small ball or pill; a bead (of glass, or coral); a stone found in the head of a serpent; bezoar stone; vertebra' (DUH 1 489; 11 1100).
In addition to Chinese herbs, many of which are now familiar to Western herbal scientists, this volume includes a raft of non-herbal materials outside the main stream of current Western therapeutic practice, such as cicada slough (shed by the nymph of Cryptotympana pustulata), cow bezoar (gallstones), cuttlefish bone, donkey hide gelatin, dragon bone (the skeletal fossil of ancient mammals such as Stegodon orientalis and Rhinoceros sinensis), flying squirrel faeces, horn of antelope, goat and water buffalo, mantis eggcase, mother-of-pearl, and toad venom, "the dried secretion of the skin glands of Bufo bufo gargarizans or B.
They induced him to swallow therapeutic potions of oriental bezoar stone from the stomach of a goat and boiled spirits from a human skull.
A bezoar is, of course, a stone taken from the stomach of a goat, and not, as wrongly suggested in Thursday's Daily Prophet, a stone taken from the stomach of a stoat.
If however such a differentiation has any value, then the famous bezoar stone must belong to folk medicine.