(From to terrify or astonish).
A stupor or astonishment, from sudden external accidents.
(From and to breathe out). See Expiratio. Ecptoma, (from to fall out). The exclusion of the sccundines; and the separation of corrupt parts. See also Lupatio, Hernia scrotalis, and Procidentia uteri.
(From and to convert into pus,) the suppuration of a collection of pus, from tumour, or vomica. Medicines abounding with maturating or sup-puratory powers were consequently called by Galen Empyema was used by the ancients in the same diffuse sense, but the moderns confine it to a disease of the chest. See Empyema. Ecpysis. See Excrescentia. Ecruelles. See Scrofula. Ecrexis, (from to break). A rupture. Hippocrates expresses by this term a rupture or laceration of the womb. See Hernia, and Hernia uteri.
(From to flow out). See Semen.
(From to flow). Exerhesis, or exerhysis. An efflux, or the course by which any fluid, which requires purging, is evacuated.
(From ex, and harmony).
(From and flesh). A fleshy excrescence.
(From to be out of one's senses). An ecstacy. It is a species of catalepsy; but in this complaint the patient recollects the ideas that -passed in his mind during the paroxysm, and often what was said by those around. In Hippocrates it signifies a delirium; and Dr. Cullen ranks it as a species of apoplexy, apoplexia mentalis, arising from affections of the mind.
(From to invert). An epithet for any medicine that forces the internal piles beyond the sphincter.
(From and to extend). An extension of the skin, the reverse to wrinkling.
(From to liquefy, or consume).