Pharmacologia; Comprehending the Art of Prescribing Upon Fixed and Scientific Principles

Pharmacologia; Comprehending the Art of Prescribing Upon Fixed and Scientific Principles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...had proved rebellious to every other form of preparation. Dr. George Fordyce committed a great error, when he denied to this compound any mercurial efficacy. The peculiar mildness of this preparation has been very justly attributed to the effects of the carbonate of lime, in neutralizing acid matter in the primae viae. Fodere (Med. Leg. T. iii. p. 455) states that he has seen water, in which mercury has been boiled, become purT gative and vermifuge; and yet the metal, in such cases, has not lost any of its weight. HYDRARGYRI NITRICO-OXYDUM. L. Gxybum Hydrargyri Kubrum Per Acidum NlTRICUM. E. OXTBUM Hydraroyri NlTRICUM. D.. vs. Nitric Oxyd of Mercury--Red Precipitate. Qualities. Form, small scales of a bright red colour; Taste, acrid and corrosive. Chemical Composition. It it strictly speaking a sub-nitrate of mercury, for if it be boiled for a short time with six times its weight of water, the liquor when filtered yields a precipitate with ammonia. Solubility. It is slightly soluble in water, but extensively in nitric acid, without any effervescence. Uses. It is used only externally, as an escharotic. Officinal Prep. Unguent. Hydrargyri Nitrico-oxyd. L.E.D. AdulTerations. Med Lead may be detected by digesting it in acetic acid, and adding sulphuret of ammonia, which will produce a dark-coloured precipitate: it should be totally volatilized by heat. HYDRARGYRI OXYDUM CINEREUM. L E. Pulvis Hydargyri Cinereus. D. Grey Oxyd of Mercury. Qualities. Form, an impalpable grey coloured powder, which becomes paler on exposure to air and light. Odour and taste, none. Chem. CompositionWhen properly prepared it is protoxide of mercury but, as frequently found in the shops, it contains a mixture of the triple salt consisting of oxide of mercury, ammonia and...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236581415
  • 9781236581419