Imperialis Aqua

See Fluor albus. Impetigines, (from impeto, to infest). Diseases which occasion blemishes on the skin; terna, derbia, ignis sylvaticus, volagrius, or volaticus, and serpigo. See Lepra, Pruritus, Herpes, and Mentagra.

In Dr. Cullen's system the impetigines are an order of the cachexiae, defined disorders from a general bad habit, manifesting themselves principally by disfiguring the skin and other external parts of the body. The itch, though affecting the skin, is placed in the class locales, since it is unconnected with the general habit. Impetigo of Celsus, (from the same,) lepra Grae-corum, Blanchard. In Celsus it is described as consisting of hard dry prurient spots in the face and neck, sometimes over the whole body, disappearing in branny scales.

Impetigo Plinii and arabum; the lichen of Blanchard.


A shower bath, (from impluo, to shower upon). See Embrocatio.


AEGnatio, (from impraegnor, to conceive). Impregnation. Ingravidatio. ' The state immediately after conception, continuing till delivery. A woman usuallv perceives the child to move at different periods; the soonest at the end of forty days, the latest at the end of five months. But some women, without being pregnant, perceive a motion like that of a child. La Motte thinks that a large child and a small quantity of water may prevent a pregnant woman from perceiving the motion of the child. (See Generatio and Con-ceptio.) For the impregnation of plants, see Farina Foecundans.


(From imprimo, to press upon). See Depressio.

Imus Venter

(The lower belly). See Abdomen and Hypogastrium.

Inaia Guacuiba

See Palma coccifera.


(From incanto, to charm). See Amuleta.


(From in, and canus, white, hoary). The leaf of a plant covered with whitish down.


(From incarno, to bring flesh upon). Medicines which assist the filling up wounds or ulcers with flesh. See Anaplerotica.


And Incensio, (from incendo,to burn). A burning.fever; burning heat; sometimes a hot inflammatory tumour.


(From in, and cera, wax). Incera-tion; the reduction of any dry substance to the consistence of wax, by the gradual admixture of oil.


Lculum, (from incerno, to sift) A strainer or sieve. In anatomy it means the pelvis of the kidney.

Incid Entia

(From incido, to cut). Medicines which divide the particles of fluids, supposed to cohere preternaturally, and induce disease.


(From incinero, to reduce to ashes). Incineration; aestafihara. Reducing any body to ashes by fire. See Calcinatio.


(From incido, to cut). Incision. The opening of abscesses by means of a lancet or scalpel. For the best modes of opening them, or extracting matter with the most ease and security, see Bell on Ulcers, edit. 4. p. 76, etc.

Incisores Dentes

Cutters, (from incidere, to cut). A name of the four anterior teeth in each jaw from their use in cutting, Ctenes, dentes lactei, risorii, dichasteres. The edges of the incisores, by use and friction, are blunt and thicker; though, from the form of the jaw, and direction of the teeth, they sometimes seem to sharpen each other, and become thinner. These teeth are convex externally, and concave internally; so that when they are worn, the internal concave surface of the upper ones, and the external convex surface of the lower ones, are wasted. See Dens.