(From Epocheteusis 3640 to drain). A derivation of the juices to other parts.


i. e. Acromion, (from Epomis 3641 and shoulder). See Scapula.


(From Epomphalum 3643 and the navel). Any application to the navel.


And Epodos, (from Epode 3645 and a song, the absurd attempt of curing distempers by incantations.


(From Eposchion 3647 and a branch).

The tendril of a plant.


(From Epomphalion 3649 and the navel,) a medicine supposed to purge when applied to the navel.


Scales of iron. Epsomensis Aqua. Epsom water. From this water the bitter purging salt was first procured. Epsom water, which rises near Epsom, in Surrey, differs, at different times, in its solid contents: for, from a gallon Dr. Lister obtained one ounce and a half; Dr. Rutty, one ounce, and in some seasons half the quantity; Dr. Lucas, only five drachms and one scruple. Of this solid matter Or. Allen alleged that one eighth was an earth, or insoluble matter: hut Dr. Rutty found a much less proportion of it; and to him it appeared of a calcareous nature. The salt is mostly a vitriolated magnesia, and probably contains some earth; for Dr. Rutty affirms, that it requires at least twenty-four times its own weight of water entirely to dissolve this salt, though the factitious Epsom salt dissolves readily in little more than an equal weight of water.

Epsomensis sal. See Catharticus sal.


(From Epulotica 3653 and a cicatrix;

Epulotica 3656 is to cicatrise). Epulotic Cicatrisantia; desic-cativa; apulotica; topical medicines which absorb moisture, repress fungous flesh, and dispose wounds or ulcers to heal. Dry lint, a gentle compress, and the cerate, with lapis calaminaris, are the general applications. Dr. Cullen thinks it is extremely doubtful if any medicine exists which can induce new skin on a wound: the propriety of the term, therefore, may be justly questioned.

Equi Clibanus

In chemistry it is the heat of horse dung.

Equina Frasa

See Faba minor.


(From equus, a horse, and seta, a hair). Cauda equina, horse tail. Hippuris vulgaris Lin. Sp. Pi. 6. It has been recommended as an astringent in diarrhoeas and haemorrhages; but is now little used.