(From Ecplexis 3171 to terrify or astonish).

A stupor or astonishment, from sudden external accidents.

Ecpneumatosis Ecpnoea

(From Ecpneumatosis Ecpnoea 3172 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 Ecpyema 3175 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 Ecrisis 3179 to flow out). See Semen.


(From Ecroe 3180 to flow). Exerhesis, or exerhysis. An efflux, or the course by which any fluid, which requires purging, is evacuated.


(From Ecrythmus 3181 ex, and harmony).

See Arythmus.


(From Ecsarcoma 3183 and flesh). A fleshy excrescence.


(From Ecstasis 3185 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 Ecstrophius 3186 to invert). An epithet for any medicine that forces the internal piles beyond the sphincter.


(From Ectasis 3187 and to extend). An extension of the skin, the reverse to wrinkling.


(From Ectexis 3189 to liquefy, or consume).

See Emaciatio.