(From Dysphagia 3104 and to eat). Dr.

Cullen ranks this under his class locales, and order dyscinesiae, and defines it, impeded deglutitition, unattended with inflammatory affection, or injured respiration. See Deglutitio.


(From Dysphonia 3108 difficulty, and the voice). A difficulty of speech.


See Dyspnoea.


The name of a plaster in Galen.


(From Dystherapeutos 3112 difficulty, and to heal). Difficult to heal.


(From Dystochia 3114 difficult, and to bring forth young). Difficulty in labour or child birth.


(From Dystoechiasis 3116 bad, and order,) an irregular disposition of the hairs in the eye lids.

Eaton's Styptic

A quack remedy for checking haemorrhages: it consists of calcined vitriolatediron, steeped in brandy.


De Luce. Sps. ammoniae succinatus. See Alcali.

Eau de rabel, consists of one part of sulphuric acid added to three of alcohol;• chiefly useful in increased mucous evacuations.


The seed of sage, or of juniper.


A name in Langius for quicksilver.


See Althea.


Without a bractea orfloral leaf. Ebriecatum, (from ebrio, to be drunk). By this term Paracelsus expresses the partial loss of reason from drunkenness; and by the addition of the word caeleste, that kind of enthusiasm which is affected by many heathen priests.

Ebshamensis Sal

See Catharticus sal. Ebullition. Boiling. The rapid separation of aeriform bubbles, in consequence of the application of heat to any fluid. These bubbles are in the state of vesicular vapours, and no permanent aeriform fluid is produced without some further chemical change.


(From ebu/lio, to boil; from its supposed power of concocting the humours of the body,) cha-maeacte, sambucus humilis, sambucus herbacea, wall.

Wort Dane

Wort, and Dwarf Elder: Sambucus ebulus

Lin. Sp. Pi. 385.

It is an herbaceous plant, dying to the ground in win ter, with longer leaves than those of the elder tree.and nine leaves on one rib. It grows wild in many parts of England, flowers in July, and produces ripe black berries in the beginning of September.

Its virtues are the same as those of the common elder, but it is somewhat more efficacious. It is an active hydragogue, and in smaller doses a powerful resolvent and deobstruent. See Cullen's Materia Medica; Wal-lis's Sydenham.