Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 81
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DA TURINE.-DERMA TOL.
Physical Properties.-This alkaloid itself occurs in
whitish-yellow deliquescent crystals. The nitrate of the
drug is the preparation generally employed for thera-
peutic purposes; it is of a pale-yellow color and of an
Therapeutic Applications.-This salt, hypodermat-
ically administered, has been employed in the treatment
of paralytic migraine. The drug is also said to do good
as a diuretic in dropsies of cardiac origin.
Administration.-The dose of cytisine nitrate, sub-
cutaneously ingested, varies from 1 to A of a grain
(0.003 to 0.005 gramme).
The alkaloid obtained from the seeds and leaves of the
common Jamestown weed (Datura stramoniumn). It is
claimed to be identical with hyoscyamine, and its chem-
ical composition is C17H23NO3.
Physical Properties.-The sulphate of daturine ap-
pears in white granulate crystals.
Physiological Action.-The action of daturine is
similar to that of atropine, the two drugs being iden-
Therapeutic Applications.-Daturine sulphate is em-
ployed therapeutically as a hypnotic in maniacal subjects.
Administration.-This medicament may be given in
doses of from T @ to - of a grain (0.00054 to 0.0ooo081
This term is applied to the subgallate of bismuth, which
contains 55 per cent. of the oxide of bismuth and is
represented by the formula BiC7H707.
Physical Properties.-Dermatol is an odorless, non-
hygroscopic, yellow, saffron-like powder.
Solubility.-This drug is insoluble in the ordinary
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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/m1/80/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.