Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 62
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62 NOTES ON THE NEWER REMEDIES.
This substance, which has a formula of CS2 and is
known also as carbon disulphide, is an agent lately
brought into medicinal use.
Physical Properties.- Carbon bisul/kide is a colorless,
inflammable, highly refractive liquid with a strong cha-
racteristic odor and an aromatic taste.
Therapeutic Applications.-This drug has been
recommended as a local anaesthetic in the treatment of
neuralgias and enlarged lymphatic glands.
Administration.-Carbon bisulphide is applied locally.
Therapeutic Applications.-- Carbon tetrackloride has
anaesthetic properties similar to those of the bisulphide.
It is also used in hay fever and as an emmenagogue in
Administration.-This drug is best employed by in-
Carpaine is the active principle recently obtained from
the Carica papaya, or melon tree. The chemical for-
mula of this alkaloid.-is C14,H2NO,.
Physical Properties.-Carpaine occurs in beautiful
crystals having a bitter taste. Its melting-point is 239
F. (I I C.). It forms salts with the mineral acids, the
principal one being the hydrochlorate.
Solubility.-This salt is freely soluble in water.
Therapeutic Applications.-Carpaine has been con-
sidered as the only substitute for digitalis, having advan-
tageously been employed in the treatment of cardiac
affections, particularly in mitral insufficiency and aortic
stenosis. This drug acts also as a respiratory stimulant
Administration.-Carpaine is best given hypodermati-
cally in doses of from -, to s of a grain (o.oo6 to o.o0
gramme) daily or every other day. It may also be em-
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