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Praxagoras

(prăk-săgər-əs)4th century bc
  1. Greek physician who was the first to distinguish between arteries and veins.
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  • Theocritus was a Syracusan, the son of Praxagoras and Philinna.

    Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2)

    John Addington Symonds

  • And Praxagoras says the same; and he also praises rain-water.

  • Praxagoras first distinguished two kinds of vessels which he supposed to contain air, whence the name artery.

  • Herophilos had studied medicine under Praxagoras, one of the best-known successors of Hippocrates.

  • Upon the suggestion of Praxagoras, the people of Neapolis offered sacrifices for his restoration to health.