Brunonian Bru*no"ni*an, a. Pertaining to, or invented by, Brown; -- a term applied to a system of medicine promulgated in the 18th century by John Brown, of Scotland, the fundamental doctrine of which was, that life is a state of excitation produced by the normal action of external agents upon the body, and that disease consists in excess or deficiency of excitation. [1913 Webster]

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  • Brunonian — /broo nōˈni ən/ adjective Relating to the system of medicine founded by Dr John Brown of Edinburgh (c.1736–88) in which all diseases are categorized as sthenic or asthenic, depending on excess or deficiency of excitement ORIGIN: Brūnō, ōnis,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brunonian —   a. applied to theory that disease arises solely from action of external stimuli on body, held by John Brown (1735 88); n. Brownist.    ♦ Brunoism, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

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  • BRUNONIAN SYSTEM —    a system which regards and treats diseases as due to defective or excessive excitation, as sthenic or asthenic.    See BROWN, JOHN4 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • Brownist — Brown ist, n. (Med.) One who advocates the Brunonian system of medicine. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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