The Veterinary Pharmacopoeia; And Manual of Comparative Therapy

The Veterinary Pharmacopoeia; And Manual of Comparative Therapy

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...sulphuric acid. One fluid drachm contains 5'2 grains of the gas ammonia (10 per cent. by weight). P1-epa,1'a, tion.--Linimentum Ammoniae. Therapeutics.--Applied externally, solution of ammonia has counter-irritant and rubefacient properties. It is employed in the preparation of Linimentum Ammoniae. Internally, solution of ammonia has stimulant, antispasmodic, antacid, and diuretic properties. It stimulates the central nervous system, more especially acting upon the spinal cord and the respiratory centre. On the heart it has a powerful stimulant SOLUTION OF AMMONIA, ETC. 243 action, increasing the number of the beats of the pulse, and raising the blood-pressure. In cases of chronic bronchitis, more especially when associated with debility, in congestion of the lungs of the active type, in pneumonia, especially when the heart's action is feeble, it is of great value. As a general stimulant it is indicated in debilitated conditions of the system. In influenza, strangles, and other weakening fevers, it is commonly prescribed. In cases of serpents' bites it is tried in most instances, in order to sustain the vital energies, until the poison can be thrown off by the excretory organs. On the stomach it acts as a carminative and reflex general stimulant, and it produces antacid effects on the contents. It is therefore useful in cases of indigestion and tympanitis. In poisoning by hellebore, opium, bryony, or other powerful depressors, it is of great efficacy. In spasmodic and flatulent colic it is often given, controlling the spasms in the former, and dispelling the gaseous accumulations in the latter. Solution of ammonia should be given freely diluted with cold mucilage, gruel, or water. Dose.--Dog----5 to 25 minims. Pig----to 1%...show more

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  • Paperback | 186 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 340g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236919831
  • 9781236919830