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Paracelsian
adj. pertaining to Paracelsus (Swiss doctor and alchemist from the 15th and 16th centuries)

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Paracelsianism
Paracelsianism was a medical movement based on the theories and therapies of Paracelsus. It was prominent in late-16th and 17th century Europe and represented one of the most comprehensive alternatives to learned medicine, the traditional system of therapeutics derived from Galenic physiology. Based around the principle of maintaining harmony between the microcosm, Man; and macrocosm, Nature; Paracelsianism fell rapidly into decline in the later 17th century, but left its mark on medical practices; it was responsible for the widespread introduction of mineral therapies and several other formerly esoteric techniques.

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Paracelsian
(n.)
A follower of Paracelsus or his practice or teachings.
  
 
(a.)
Of, pertaining to, or in conformity with, the practice of Paracelsus, a Swiss physician of the 15th century.
  

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Paracelsian

General Information:
 Chemical Formula:
BaAl2Si2O8
 Composition:
(Molecular Weight = 375.46 gm)
Barium 36.58 % Ba
Aluminum 14.37 % Al
Silicon 14.96 % Si
Oxygen 34.09 % 
 Empirical Formula:
BaAl2Si2O8
 Locality:
BE
Physical Properties:
 Cleavage:
[110] Indistinct
 Color:
colorless or white.
 Density:
3.31 - 3.32, Average = 3.31
 Diaphaniety:
Transparent
 Hardness:
6 - Orthoclase
 Luminescence:
Fluorescent.
 Luster:
Vitreous (Glassy)
 Streak:
white
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Paracelsian
adj. angår Paracelsus. (sveitsisk doktor og alkemist fre 1400- 1500tallet)


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