Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 96
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96 NOTES ON THE NE WER REMEDIES.
of service in a large class of neuralgias, in which it has
been found superior to antipyrin. Exalgin has given
relief in chorea, in the pains of locomotor ataxia, in
lumbago, and in muscular rheumatism. This drug has
been effective in controlling the tremors of paralysis
Administration.-Exalgin is best administered in
cachets or capsules or in weak alcoholic solutions. The
dose may be put down as from J of a grain to 2 or even
5 grains (0.05 to 0.12 or o.6 gramme).
Toxicology.-Among the toxic symptoms caused by
exalgin may be mentioned vertigo, sometimes accom-
panied with chilly sensations and vomiting; tingling of
the tongue and the extremities; cephalalgia, drowsiness,
or simply heaviness of the head; cyanosis; and general
and profuse sweating with evident approaching collapse.
This body is a derivative of resorcin, and is likewise
named resorcin-pltalein. Its chemical composition is
Physical Properties. This drug is a dark-brown
crystalline substance. It forms with ammonia a red
solution which gives a most beautiful green fluorescence.
Therapeutic Applications.-Fluorcsccin is highly
recommended, chiefly for the detection of lesions of the
cornea, especially in cases in which there is much photo-
phobia. It has also been found of value in determining
whether strictures of the nasal duct are impervious.
This drug is used in solutions of the strength of io
grains to the ounce (0.65 in 30 grammes), adding to this
about 1 times as much of bicarbonate of sodium.
The name formalin or formal is given to a 40 per cent.
solution of the gas formal-aldckyd (HCOH) in water.
1 Fluorescin is another body closely allied to fluorescein, and is used for
the same purposes.
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