S, (from Diastomotr 2875 to dilate). It is usually joined with a probe. See Speculum.


And Dia Strophe, (from Diastremma 2877

Diastremma 2878 :to distort, or turn aside). A distortion of the limbs.

Diasulphuris Empla Strum

(From Diasulphuris Empla Strum 2879 and sulphur, brimstone). This is a prescription of

Rulandus; but it contains only a very small proportion of sulphur, with wax, etc.


See Antimoros.


(From Diatasis 2880 to stretch out). The extension of a fractured limb, in order to its reduction.


(From Diatecolithos 2881 and the

Jew's stone). An antidote in which is the lapis Judai-eus, called Diatecolithos 2883


See Diaeta.


(From Diatessaron 2884 ex, and four,) a compound made of four ingredients, viz. gentian, bay berries, myrrh, and the root of birthworth, in equal quantities. See Diapente.


(From Diatettigon 2886 and a grasshopper). The name of an antidote containing grasshoppers.


(From Diathesis 2888 to dispose). An affection, or a disposition, expressive of a particular state of the constitution. Hence the term, often used in medicine, inflammatory diathesis, that is, when the vascular system is in an inflammatory state, or so disposed as readily to be inflamed by any accidental cause. See Hexis.

Diatragacanthi Species

(From Diatragacanthi Species 2889 and ). See Gum. tragacantha.


A confect in which is the santalum.

Diatrion Pipereon Species

(From Diatrion Pipereon Species 2891 and tres). A powder prescribed by Galen, which chiefly consists of three peppers.


(From the same.). An abstinence during three days was first recommended by the methodic physicians. The term was called diatritos, not the abstinence; and, from this circumstance, the me-thodics had the name of diatritarii. On the third day they gave such medicines as they thought of importance. Coelius Aurelianus gives this name not only to the term, but to the third day in particular.


(From . Diaulos 2893 twice, and a station).

A kind of exercise in which the person runs a straight course forwards and back again.