Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 47
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A URI TRIC YANID UM.-BENZ-ANAL GEN.
been employed with asserted success in the treatment of
Administration.-This medicament is best adminis-
tered in cachets, in doses of from A to 4 of a grain
(0.004 to o.o16 gramme).
(Tricyanide of Gold.)
Tricyanide of gold is used for the same purposes for
which the monocyanide is employed, and in the same
The principal alkaloid of Nectandra rodicei.
Physical Properties.-Bebeerine, or buxine, as it is
sometimes called, occurs as an amorphous powder, odor-
less, and of an exceedingly bitter taste.
Solubility.-This alkaloid is slightly soluble in water,
but is readily dissolved by alcohol and ether.
Physiological Action.-No very extended researches
have been made regarding the physiological action
of this substance. It is said, however, to exercise a
destructive influence on the lower organisms, but in this
respect it is inferior to the alkaloids of cinchona. On
frogs bebeerine produces muscular weakness accom-
panied with an increase in the number of respirations, fol-
lowed by clonic and tonic general convulsions, although
the reflexes remain apparently unaffected.
Therapeutic Applications.-The sulphate of bebeer-
ine, the salt generally employed in practical medicine, is
used as an antiperiodic in the treatment of certain forms
of neuralgia of malarial origin.
Administration.-This drug is administered in doses
of from 2 to 5 grains (0.15 to 0.3 gramme).
This is another recent derivative of chinolin. It is
the ortho-oxyetlzyl-anamo-benzoyl-amido-chinolin. It is
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Cerna, David. Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition, book, 1894; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143542/m1/46/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.