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Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Colickadjective

    Affecting the bowels.

    Intestine stone, and ulcer, colick pangs. John Milton.

  2. Colicknoun

    It strictly is a disorder of the colon; but loosely, any disorder of the stomach or bowels that is attended with pain. There are four sorts:1. A bilious colick, which proceeds from an abundance of acrimony or choler irritating the bowels, so as to occasion continual gripes, and generally with a looseness; and this is best managed with lenitives and emollients.2. A flatulent colick, which is pain in the bowels from flatus’s and wind, which distend them into unequal and unnatural capacities; and this is managed with carminatives and moderate openers.3. An hysterical colick, which arises from disorders of the womb, and is communicated by consent of parts to the bowels; and is to be treated with the ordinary hystericks.4. A nervous colick, which is from convulsive spasms and contortions of the guts themselves, from some disorders of the spirits, or nervous fluid, in their component fibres; whereby their capacities are in many places streightened, and sometimes so as to occasion obstinate obstructions: this is best remedied by brisk catharticks, joined with opiates and emollient diluters. There is also a species of this distemper which is commonly called the stone colick, by consent of parts, from the irritation of the stone or gravel in the bladder or kidneys; and this is most commonly to be treated by nephriticks and oily diureticks, and is greatly assisted with the carminative turpentine clysters. John Quincy

    Etymology: colicus, Latin.

    Colicks of infants proceed from acidity, and the air in the aliment expanding itself, while the aliment ferments. Arbuth.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of colick in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of colick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8


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