globules

10:57 Aug 8, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / homeopathy
French term or phrase: globules
There are various terms for the different forms (made of lactose etc) used for prescribing homeopathic remedies.
'globules', in French, appears to me to correspond to 'granules' in the UK.
Does anyone know if this is correct - or not - and also, if possible, if this would also been correct in the USA?

The context may be confusing, but, for what it's worth, here are some examples:
(on the forms the remedies can take):
'Les plus traditionnelles et les plus utilisées sont les granules, les globules et les gouttes buvables.'
and
'Les granules et les globules sont des sphères de calibres différents. On compte 20 granules ou 200 globules dans un gramme.'
(the weight is slightly different in the UK. I'm not sure about the USA).

In other words, it would appear that:
'granules' in French are 'pillules' in the UK
and 'globules' in French are 'granules' in the UK

There is also the word 'pillule' in French, which I assume is 'tablet' in the UK, even though spherical homeopathic remedies are often referred to as 'pillules' in English.

Ideally, if anyone regularly translates French texts about homeopathy, they may know about this (the translation for 'globules', I mean).

But the main thing is the correct translation for the French terms.
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4 +1globules = globules and vice versa!
liz askew
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globules (in English) =
liz askew
The distinction may not be relevant in English
Anne Schulz

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globules = globules and vice versa!


Explanation:
https://www.boiron.fr/l-homeopathie/il-parait-que-l-homeopat...
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L'homéopathie fait encore l'objet de nombreuses idées reçues ; des ... En revanche, la quantité à prendre, pour les granules et les globules, est la même quels ...

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although you said US English, that is another matter, I'll check, as my answer is based on the UK!!

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Is this a bona fide reference?

http://www.hpus.com/Draft-Guidelines-for-Manufacturing-Homeo...

COMBINATIONS OF ATTENUATIONS AND / OR TRITURATIONS ................................................... 32
40. DOSAGE FORMS................................................................................................................................. 32
41. MEDICATED GLOBULES..................................................................................................................... 33
42. MEDICATED POWDERS ..................................................................................................................... 34
43. MEDICATED TABLETS........................................................................................................................ 35
44. NASAL SOLUTIONS......

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"pellets" could work too

http://wellnesslane.org/index.php?contentID=1488

Q: How do I handle remedies?
A: Pellet remedies: Never touch the globules with your hands, as they have no protective coating. Instead, tip them from the cap onto or under your tongue. Make sure not to touch your tongue to the cap. Your mouth should be free of odors when you take your remedy, so be sure to wait one hour after eating or brushing your teeth to take it. If directed to take your remedy in the morning do so before putting anything else in your mouth. After taking the remedy wait another 15 minutes to eat or drink.
Liquid remedies: Please refer to your medication sheet.

liz askew
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Reference: globules (in English) =

Reference information:
https://www.proz.com/kudoz/english/medical_pharmaceuticals/1...

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http://ecastelli.com/homeopathic.pdf
ABOUT US Different types are available: - pure sucrose globules and granules - sucrose and lactose globules and granules The aim of our company has always been to meet and satisfy our customers’ needs: this is why we always do our best to grant a product that is custom-made for each client, at the same time in compliance to standard and international specifications. The customer’s satisfaction is our priority! Since 1996, Emilio Castelli S.a.s. has started developing the manufacturing of globules and granules for homeopathic preparations. Many years of experience as producers of Sugar Spheres led us to the development of high quality, sphericity and homogeneity neutrals which grant the best impregnation for homeopathic substances. Our globules and granules are manufactured in accordance to European Pharmacopoeia


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I believe it's a question of diameter

globules have a larger diameter than granules

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Reference: The distinction may not be relevant in English

Reference information:
The French use "doses globules" versus "tubes granules" – the former being a good portion of tiny globules which are placed under the tongue in one dose to achieve an instant effect, and the latter being the 'normal' size globules which are taken in doses of, say, 3 or 5 per dose.

In this Guide d'Homéopathie, the authors mention that the technique of "dose globule" is not used in the UK. Hence, the distinction between globules and granules may not really be relevant for a book in English:

"Les homéopathes allemands et britanniques n’utilisent pas de doses globules et obtiennent d’excellents et rapides résultats. La dose globule est un excellent conditionnement lorsqu’il s’agit d’un traitement ponctuel. C’est un conditionnement essentiellement pratique."
http://doczz.fr/doc/2099182/guide-d-homéopathie

FWIW, I also have not been able to find a correspondence between globule size and name on the web. Globules come in different sizes (usually classified with numbers such as #10, 20,...) and under different names (globules, granules, pellets, pillules), but both categories don't seem to be related.


    Reference: http://doczz.fr/doc/2099182/guide-d-hom%C3%A9opathie
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