Specific Medication and Specific Medicines

Specific Medication and Specific Medicines

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...successfully with aconite and belladonna. RANUNCULUS. ' 221 As a stimulant to the cerebro-spinal centers, its use is very important. In many forms of disease, especially in the advanced stages, we find an impaired innervation, preventing functional activity, or its restoration and continuance by the use of remedies. It' is essential to success that innervation be increased, not temporary by the use-of simulants, but somewhat permanently. This we accomplish by the administration of small doses of Quinine (grs. Q to grs, ij). Even here, we find it necessary to observe the rules for its adminis. tration already noticed--the patient must be prepared for its use. It favorably influences the nutrition of the nerve centers, and hence is employed in the treatment of chronic disease with enfeebled innervation, with marked advantage. There are two classes of chronic disease in which it is useful--the one in which there is a malarial influence, with obscure periodicity, and the other the enfeebled innervation, as named above.- Its general tonic and stomaehic influence (when obtained), is most certainly from its action upon the nervous system--the influence extending to the sympathetic ganglia, as well as to the cerebro-spinal centers. In some cases this action is very important, improving digestion and blood-making, and nutrition, as well as waste and excretion--aiding "the renewal of life." RANUNCULUS BULBOSUS. (CaowFoor) Preparation.--Prepare a tincture from the fresh root in the proportion of viij. to alcohol 76 per cent Oj. Dose, the fraction of a drop, very largely diluted with water. The remedy is exceedingly acrid, and must be used with care. Prof'. King reports the cure of nursing sore mouth by its internal...show more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236851420
  • 9781236851420