Blepharoxysis

(From Blepharoxysis 1444 and to scrape off). See Ophthalmoxystrum.

Blepharo Xyston

The rasp-like probe. So Paulus AEgineta, in lib iii. cap. xxii. calls the specillum asperatum, from Blepharo Xyston 1446 an eye lid, and to scrape off.

Blestrismus

(from Blestrismus 1448 to throw about). A restless tossing of the body, as in a phrensy.

Bleta

White. An epithet for milky urine, proceeding from diseased kidneys.

Bleti

Struck. Those who were suddenly seized with a suffocation, or difficulty of breathing. Hippocrates applies the term to a livid spot on the chest, as if the person had been struck. It sometimes is observed in pleurisy.

Blitum

See Mercurialis.

Blitum fcetidum. See Atriplex fcetida.

Blow

The meaning of the term in general is sufficiently understood. The blind blow means that attended with no wound or ecchymosis. ,

Blushing

A suffusion of the cheeks, from a sense of shame or sudden surprise. It is supposed by Dr. Whytt to arise from the increased action of the smaller arteries; and, by Dr. Derham, from the near connexion of the fifth pair of nerves distributed on the cheeks with the brain. In fact, however, though the suffusion is' chiefly observable on the cheeks, the glow is felt over the whole body. To the distribution of the fifth pair of nerves on the lips, Dr. Willis attributes the pleasure of kissing.

Boa

A serpent, the etymology of whose appella-tion is unknown, which is met with in Calabria. Also a symptomatic kind of miliary fever, in which the eruptions are of the size of millet seeds, watery, without redness or pain, called sudamina, caused by inordinate sweating; called also hydroa. See Plyetis.

Boanthemon

(From Boanthemon 1449 an and a flower, so called from its likeness to the ox's eye). See Buphthalmum.

Boberri

See Borriborri.

Bochetum

A secondary decoction of lignum-vitse, and of similar woods.

Bocia

See Cucurbita.

Bocium

See Bronohocele.

Bod

A Stapel. An abbreviation of Johannes Bodaeus a Stapel, in Theophrasti Historia Planta-rum.

Boethema

(From Boethema 1452 to assist). See Remedium.

Boethematica Semeia

(From the same, and Boethematica Semeia 1453 signum). Auxiliary signs in diseases, such as give notice of a cure observable in them. . Bogia Gum. See Esula Indica.

Boil

See Furunculus.

Boitiapo

A serpent of Brasil, which the Portuguese call cobus de cipo. Its bite is venomous.

Bojobi

A serpent in Brasil, which the Portuguese call cobre verde. Its bite is venomous. The cure is the root of the caa-apia, which the patient is to swallow in a little water.