Equi Venter

See Venter.

Equitatio

(From equito, to ride). Riding. When the bowels are empty, they are powerfully strengthened by this species of exercise. Its use arises from the repeated gentle agitation given to these parts, calculated to remove visceral obstructions, promote the circulation of the blood, determine the fluids to the surface of the body, and increase perspiration. Dr. Huxham had so high an opinion of this remedy, that he says, where medicine has failed, in some chronic diseases, riding only has performed a cure: when a patient can therefore sit on horseback, he recommends the daily use of this exercise. See AEora.

Eraway

See Cataputia.

Erebinthus

See Cicer.

Erectiusculus

(A dim. of erectus). In bota-nv, it means erected, or lifted up a little. ' Erector Clitoridis, (from erigo, to lift up). See Clitoridis musculus.

Erectores Penis

These muscles, arising from the inside of the tuberosity of the ischium, are lost in the crura, where they unite. They are also called directores penis; and Spigelius calls them collaterals penis, from their collateral order of fibres.

Eregmos

(From Eregmos 3657 to break). It is any leguminous fruit decorticated and broken into pieces. Foesius thinks it is bean meal.

Erethismos

(From Erethismos 3658 to excite, irritate).

In general, medicinally used, it signifies every thing irritating, comprehending whatever weakens the vires vi-tae, and thus destroys the vital heat; or impedes critical efforts, from hence styled Erethismos 3659 signa irritantia. In particular, it signifies an irritation of the belly, from thin acrimonious humours, and their discharge in liquid stools. Some modern authors give this appellation to a fatal disease of the apoplectic kind, which sometimes occurs during a mercurial course.

Eretria Terra

(From Eretria, the place from whence it was brought). Eretrian earth, styled ca-nabil. It is a peculiar alkaline bole; once much used as an astringent and sudorific. Dioscorides and Galen describe two kinds, white and grey: the latter was in the highest estimation. The ancient esteemed it an useful medicine, and were very careful in their mode of preparing it, by frequent washing. Though unknown to the present practice, some think it may, from its alkaline quality, be still useful. It is dug up in the Negropont, near ancient Eretria, where it might be readily procured.

Ereugmos

And Ereuxis, (from Ereugmos 3660 to eructate). An eructation.

Ereumena Ura

Urine that assumes a cloudy consistence in the middle.

Ergasima

See Myrrha.

Ergasterium

(From Ergasterium 3661 a work ). A laboratory. In particular, it is that part of a furnace in which the cupel, alembic, or retort, containing the matter to be acted on, is placed.