- of or relating to the nerves.
- acting on or relieving disorders of the nerves; soothing the nerves.
- a nervine medicine.
Origin of nervine
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Dose: Nervine and alterative, 1/6—1/3 grn.; emetic, 2—5 grn.Merck's 1899 Manual
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Ale or beer flavoured or medicated by infusing the leaves of ground ivy in it; pectoral, stomachic, and nervine.
She had gone into the acquisition of knowledge and the development of thought as some women go into the intoxication of a nervine.The Adventures of a Widow
Resin of amber smells strongly of musk, and is said to be antispasmodic and nervine.
This is the nervine balsam and nervine ointment of the shops in the Peninsula, and in some other parts of Southern Europe.
- having a soothing or calming effect upon the nerves
- obsolete a nervine drug or agent
C17: from New Latin nervīnus, from Latin nervus nerve
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