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- noun Plural form of
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 Cupping-glasses applied to the hypochondries, without scarification, do wonderfully resolve wind.
Cataplasms, salves, or poultices made of green herbs, pounded, or sod in water till they be soft, which are applied to the hypochondries, and other parts, when the body is empty.
But the chiefest symptom to discern this species, as I have said, is this, that there be no notable signs in the stomach, hypochondries, or elsewhere, digna, as 
 Cold sweat from vapours arising from the hypochondries, which pitch upon the skin; leanness for want of good nourishment.
But this is not always true, for blood and hypochondries both are often affected even in head-melancholy.
If from the hypochondries, a rumbling inflation, concoction is hindered, often belching, &c.
If from the mirach, a swelling and wind in the hypochondries, a loathing, and appetite to vomit, pulling upward.
Preparatives and alteratives may be used as before, saving that there must be respect had as well to the liver, spleen, stomach, hypochondries, as to the heart and brain.
Wind is common to all three species, and is not excluded, only that of the hypochondries is  more windy than the rest, saith Hollerius.
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