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Of Propensity to Motion. Repetition. Imitation. Of the Circulatory System. Of the
Secretion of Saliva, and of Tears. And of the Lacrymal Sack. Of the Stomach and
Intestines. Of the Capillary Glands, and of the Mem branes. - Of Haemorrhages.
But as painful or pleasurable sensations frequently accompanied those irritations
, by habit these fibrous contractions became causeable by the sensations, and
the irritations ceased to be necessary to their production. As the secretion of tears
... excitable by the sensations of pleasure or pain, or by volition; as appears by
the palpitation of the heart from fear, the increased secretion of saliva at the fight
of agreeable food, and the glow on the skin of those who are ashamed.
So the secretion of saliva, which in young children is copiously produced by
irritation, and drops from their mouths, is frequent- ly ly attended with the
agreeable sensation produced, by the mastication. 5- SENSITIVE Secro vist. 1, 1.
Now as the sensorial power, or spirit of animation, is perpetually exhausted by
the expenditure of it in fibrous contračtions, and is perpetually renewed by the
secretion or production of it in the brain and spinal marrow, the quantityofanimal ...
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Written by the grandfather of Charles Darwin, this book is a masterful treatise on the medical disorders and how to treat them. Primarily of interest to people who are interested in the period ... Read full review