A Handbook of Useful Drugs: A Selected List of Important Drugs Suggested for the Use of Teachers of Materia Medica and Therapeutics and to Serve as a Basis for the Examination in Therapeutics by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards

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Press of the American Medical Association, 1913 - Materia medica - 167 pages
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Page 57 - Collodion, USP A solution containing, in 100 cc, 4 gm. of pyroxylin, or guncotton, in a mixture of 3 volumes of ether and 1 volume of alcohol. It is used as a protective and a vehicle chiefly in the form of: Collodium Flexile.— Flexible Collodion, USP A mixture of collodion with Canada turpentine (5 per cent.), and castor oil (3 per cent.).
Page 101 - A mixture of the enzymes naturally existing in the pancreas of warm-blooded animals, usually obtained from the fresh pancreas of the hog, Sus scrofa, or the ox, Bos taurus Samples on the market contain much extraneous matter.
Page 27 - A white, hard solid generally in the form of pencils or cones. A small amount of silver chlorid is added in the process for the purpose of toughening the mass. Argenti Proteinas.— Silver Proteinate; see Protargol, NNR Aristol.
Page 95 - Oil of birch is also sold commercially as oil of wintergreen. PROPERTIES : Pure methyl salicylate is a colorless liquid, having a characteristic, strongly aromatic, wintergreen odor and a sweetish, warm and aromatic taste. It is nearly insoluble in water, but miscible in all proportions with alcohol. The oils obtained from natural sources frequently have a pinkish tint, because of the contamination with traces of iron, but in general have the same properties as methyl salicylate, to the requirements...
Page 121 - For intravenous injection a clear alkaline solution is used. The contents of a tube should be used at once after opening and under no "conditions should the contents of a tube, damaged in transportation, or any remnants of the powder from previously used tubes, be employed.
Page 8 - Drugs Act, June 30, 1906, acetphenetidin has frequently displaced acetanilid as the active agent in proprietary mixtures for the relief of headache and other pain. Its relation to acetanilid suggests similar caution in its use. DOSAGE: A full dose is 0.50 gm.
Page 103 - A mixture of hydrocarbons, obtained by distilling off most of the lighter and more volatile portions from petroleum, and purifying the liquid residue. PROPERTIES : It occurs as a colorless or very slightly yellowish, oily, transparent liquid. without odor or taste, but giving off. when heated, a faint odor of petroleum.
Page 94 - ... Tannas (Quin. Tann.), Quinine Tannate, USP — A compound of the alkaloid quinin with tannic acid, containing from 30 to 35 per cent, of quinin. PROPERTIES: Quinin tannate occurs as an amorphous, pale lemonyellow, odorless powder without taste, or at most slightly bitter, with scarcely an astrmgency. It is only slightly soluble in water, but freely soluble in alcohol (1:3).
Page 6 - STATEMENT OF SOLUBILITY For ease of reference the solubility of official articles is indicated in approximate terms in accordance with the following equivalents: Substances that are soluble in less than 1 part of solvent = very soluble. From 1 to 10 parts of solvent = freely soluble. From 10 to 100 parts of solvent = soluble. From 100 to 1,000 parts of solvent = slightly soluble. From 1,000 to 10,000 parts of solvent = very slightly soluble. From 10,000 to 100,000 parts of solvent = nearly insoluble....
Page 54 - It should be kept in well-stoppered, amber-colored bottles, in a cool place, protected from light. A yellowish or brownish liquid, becoming darker and thicker by age and exposure to the air, having the characteristic odor of cinnamon, and a sweetish, spicy and burning taste.

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