(From under, and a cartilage). The hypochondria are those viscera on each side, which lie under the spurious ribs, extending to the ilia, and comprehending not only the muscles, but the internal parts; because they are subjacent to cartilages. Celsus, from several places in Hippocrates, renders the word praecordia. Ccelius Aurelianus does the same. The state of tension in the hypochondria should be examined in every fever.
Affections of the hypochondria, according to Hippocrates, are, hypochondrion anespasmenon, a retraction of the hypochondrium inwards, without any proper disorder of the part; hypochondria diaborborizonta, a rumbling of the hypochondria; hypochondrii entasis, a. soft-ish tension of the hypochondria; hypochondria catexer-asmena, the hypochondria dried up and contracted inwardly; hypochondria meteora, raised by flatulencies; hypochondria xyntasis, a distention of the hypochondria from inflammation; hypochondria scoliloes, an inequality of the hypochondria; hypochondrium chronium, an hypochondrium affected with an obstinate disorder: and Hypochondriacus Morbus, (from