Nurses Handbook of Drugs and Solutions

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Whitcomb & Barrows, 1915 - Materia medica - 106 pages
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Page 19 - ... .001 = kilometer. hectometer. decameter. meter. decimeter. centimeter. millimeter. Rule for Converting Troy Weights into Grams.—- (a) Reduce each quantity to grains, move the decimal point one place to the left, and subtract one-third. (b) Reduce each quantity to drams and multiply by four. To Estimate a Dose of a Different Fractional Part of a Grain from the Drug on Hand.—You are often ordered to give a dose of medicine of a different fractional part of a grain from the drug you have. Thus,...
Page 59 - ... surface of cool, sterile distilled water and allowed to dissolve without shaking the solution. Any product incompletely soluble should be discarded. Solutions of neoarsphenamine must be injected immediately after their preparation. Neoarsphenamine must not be warmed and the temperature of the injected fluid should not be more than 20 to 22 C. (68 to 71.6 F.). The drug may undergo deterioration in the ampule, and care should be exercised to use the drug of normal color and free solubility.
Page 59 - Spiethoff and others, diabetes, nephritis and tuberculosis do not constitute contra-indications for the remedy. It should be employed with the greatest caution, if at all, in the presence of eye disease even when caused by syphilis. Dosage. — 0.3 to 0.6 Gm. (5 to 10 grains). For children from 0.2 to 0.3' Gm. (3 to 5 grains). In infants doses of from 0.02 to 0.1 Gm. (% to 1% grains) may be used. The dose should be varied according to the strength and condition of the patient. Salvarsan can be administered...
Page 96 - ... Chemistry of the American Medical Association for inclusion with "New and Nonofficial Remedies:" Polyvalent Acne Vaccin — Marketed in packages of six ampoules. Sophian-Hall-Alexander Biologic Laboratories, Kansas City, Mo. (Jour. AMA, April 5, 1913, p. 1074.) Antimeningitis Serum — A polyvalent serum prepared from the blood of horses immunized to the meningococcus of Weichselbaum. SophianHall-Alexander Biologic Laboratories Kansas City, Mo. (Jour. AMA, April 5, 1913, />• 1074.) Polyvalent...
Page 94 - This type of immunity is acquired just as soon as the immune serum has become mixed with the blood of the person or animal injected, and there is no negative phase.
Page 98 - Use.—"Tuberculin depends for its diagnostic value on a special sensitiveness acquired by the tissues after a tuberculous infection. This sensitiveness is manifested by an inflammatory response when tuberculin is brought in contact with the skin or mucous membrane.
Page 91 - The blood serum of an animal which has been artificially rendered immune against a certain infectious disease, when injected into the body of another animal, has power to protect the latter individual against the same disease and to cure the disease after infection has occurred.
Page 94 - Immunity, is conferred in experimentation by injecting into a susceptible animal the serum of one which has acquired an active immunity to the disease in question.
Page 89 - Sp. gr., specific gravity. Sp. or Spir., spiritus, spirit. Ss., semissis, a half. SVR, spiritus vini rectificatus, alcohol. SVG, spiritus vini gallici, brandy.
Page 91 - This faith in such immunizing ability is shown in the present method employed in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis, of placing the patient under the best conditions of hygiene and trusting for the cure to the inherent power of the body.

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