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 94 - Menthol occurs as colorless, acicular or prismatic crystals, having a strong and pure odor of peppermint and a warm, aromatic taste, followed by a sensation of cold when air is drawn into the mouth.
Page 101 - USP — A mixture of the enzymes naturally existing in the pancreas of warm-blooded animals, usually obtained from the fresh pancreas...
Page 102 - A mixture containing a proteolytic ferment or enzyme, obtained from the glandular layer of the fresh stomach of the hog (Sus scrofa, var.
Page 99 - OLEORESINS. — Oleoresins are thick liquid preparations consisting of volatile oils and resins extracted from vegetable substances by ether, acetone or alcohol. For the preparation included in this list see: OLEORESINA ASPIDII, under Aspidium. Opium, Opium, USP— The air-dried milky exudation obtained by incising the unripe capsules of Papaver somniferum and its variety album.
Page 140 - Oil of theobroma occurs as a yellowish-white solid, having a faint, agreeable odor and a bland, chocolate-like taste. It is freely soluble in ether, chloroform and benzene, soluble in absolute alcohol and insoluble in water.
Page 103 - 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 102 - Pelletierin tannate occurs as a light yellow, odorless, amorphous powder, having an astringent taste and a weak acid reaction. It is only slightly soluble in water (1:240), but soluble in alcohol (1: 16).
Page 27 - NIT. Fus.), MOLDED SILVER NITRATE, USP, (Lunar Caustic, Fused Silver Nitrate). — 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.
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.
Page 59 - ... bacilli in the lungs. Some observers assert that its favorable action in tuberculosis is due to the production of intestinal antisepsis. It must be remembered, however, that its value in tuberculosis has not been determined beyond doubt. Less reliance is placed on it than formerly. DOSAGE: 0.25 Cc. or 4 minims three times daily. It is preferably administered in the form of pills or capsules. If it impairs the appetite and disturbs digestion its use should be abandoned. Cresol, Cresol, USP —...

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