(From Eupepsia 3726 and to digest). Good digestion.


(From Eupetalon 3728 and a leaf, so named from the beauty of its leaves). See Laureola mas.

Euphorbia Palustris

See Tithymalus.


(From Euphoria 3736 and to bear). Bearing a disorder, or the operation of a medicine, easily.

Euphrasiae Affi Nis Bra

SiLiExsis-siLiquo'-SAE. See Caa-ataya Brasiliensis.


And Euporiston. (from Euporista 3741 easy, and to afford). Medicines easily prepared.


(From Eurythmia 3743 and order). It imports dexterity in handling instruments. Eurythmus means the proper order of the pulse. See Arythmus.


See Veronica.


(From Eusarchus 3745 and caro). Plump.


(From Euthesia 3747 and put together).

An innate strong habit of body. Galen.


(From ' Euthyporos 3749 straight, and to flats into). Extension in a straight line, made with a view to reduce a broken limb.


(From Euzomon 3751 and broth; from giving a flavour to broth). See Eruca.


(From evacuo, to evacuate). Medicines suited to promote the discharge of fluids either by the secretaries, or in more artificial ways, as bleeding or blistering. The former produce their effects by a stimulus, adapted only to the organ by which the discharge is excited; a subject of future consideration. The latter discharge the fluids, or at least their proper portion, indiscriminately. The evacuants are errhines, sialagogues, expectorants, emetics, cathartics, diuretics, diaphoretics, and emmenagogues, q. v.

These produce their effects on general principles, which occasion other changes, according to the skill of the administrator, and not by a particular power of selecting diseased humours from the healthy. The good and the bad are mixed in the body, and are evacuated in the same proportions.

Evacua Tio

See Excreta,and Retenta.


Diseases attended with increased discharges.


(From evaporo, to evaporate). Evaporation, anathymiasis. The conversion of fluids, and sometimes even solids, into gaseous invisible fluid, probably into air. This process has been attributed to a solution of the fluid in air; but evaporation takes place in vacuo: even mercury exhales in the Toricellian vacuum, and ice in the open air. Water by evaporation seems to be decomposed; but the other phenomena have not yet been explained.

In pharmacy, some solid bodies are recovered from their state of solution by evaporation, by means of heat. This process is applicable to all those substances which are less volatile than the menstruum; as, solutions of alkaline salts, and the inodorous parts of vegetables and animals from water; resinous and odorous bodies from spirits of wine. The tincture of mint, for instance, made with spirit of wine, leaves a resin rich with the -properties of the herb on the evaporation of the spirit.