(From Eccrinologica 3140 to secrete, or separate). That part of medicine which relates to the doctrine of excretions.


(From Ecdora 3141 and to excoriate). See

Excoriatio. An excoriation of the urethra. P. Aman-nus.


(From Echecollon 3143 and glue). A

Glutinous topic.


See Bryonia alba.

Echinata Semina

Seeds which are prickly and rough, from echinus, a hedge hog.


A medicine for purging the womb. Hippocrates.


(From Echinophora 3145 and to bear).

See Caucalis.


(From Echinophthalmia 3147 a hedge hog, and an inflammation of the eye). An inflammation of the hairy part of the eye Lids; probably because the eye lid is set with hairs, as the echinus with prickles.


(From Echinopus 3149 as beset with (trickles).

Crocodilian, acanthalruca, scabiosa carduifolia, sphaero-cefihala elatior, globe thistle. Echinops sphaeroce-jihalus Lin. Sp. Pi. 1314. It is raised in our gardens. The root and seeds are moderately diuretic, but not used.


A hedge hog; acanthion. In botany, those plants or parts of plants which are beset very closely with spines; or the prickly head or cover of the seed.

Echims mari nus. The sea hedge hog or urchin. See Amygdaloides.

Echites Corymbosa

See Caoutchouc.


(From Echos 3150 sound). See Tinnitus aurium.


(From Echysis 3151 to pour out). See Lipothymia.

Eclampsia Typhodes

See Raphania. Eclampsis, (from Eclampsia Typhodes 3152 to shine). It is a flashing light, or those sparklings which strike the eyes of epileptic patients. Coelius Aurelianus calls them circuit ignei. Though only a symptom of the epilepsy, Hippocrates uses the term for the disease itself. Dr. Cullen places it as a synonym with epilepsia, and adds, "that Vogel and Sauvages distinguished an eclampsia as an acute disease from epilepsy, which they consider a chronic one; but as it is very difficult every where to place accurate limits between acute and chronic diseases, and as the eclampsia of Sauvages will exactly agree, for the most part, as well in the causes as symptoms, with epilepsy, I could by no means arrange it in a different genus from epilepsy."

Eclectica Medicina

(From Eclectica Medicina 3153 to elect).

Archigenus, and some others, selected from all other sects what appeared to them to be the best and most rational; hence they were called eclectics, and their medicine, eclectic medicine. Boerhaave's system is of this kind.eclectos, Eclegma, and Ecleictos, (from Eclectica Medicina 3154 to lick). See Linctus.