Notes on the Newer Remedies: Their Therapeutic Applications and Modes of Administration, Second Edition Page: 100
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IOO NOTES ON THE NE WER REMEDIES.
Physical Properties.-This drug appears in the form
of delicate white needles.
Solubility.-Dibromogallic acid is readily soluble in
boiling water, alcohol, and ether; less so in cold water.
Physiological Action.-It is claimed that the action
of gallobromol is not as depressing as that of the bro-
mide of potassium. This new remedy gives to the urine
a roseate or a slightly brown color.
Therapeutic Applications.--Gallobromol has been
found to be quite efficient in the treatment of various
nervous disorders. It has apparently given good results
in epilepsy, but in this disease it is not so valuable as the
Administration.-This drug may be administered in
cachets in doses of from 7 2 grains (o.50 gramme) up to
2 or 2'2 drachms (8 to Io grammes).
Toxicology. Gallobromol is apt to cause heaviness
and even pain over the gastric region, but no more
serious untoward symptoms have been noticed.
An alkaloid extracted from the rhizome of two species
of the yellow jasmine, Gesezzmium scmpervi-rens and Gel-
semnium nitiduZm. Its formula is C,H,6N4012.
Physical Properties.-Gelsemine occurs as a solid,
transparent, crystallizable mass. It is turned into a
colorless liquid at I I3 F. (450 C.).
Solubility.-This alkaloid is insoluble in cold water,
but to a certain extent soluble in hot water, from which
it separates in an amorphous mass.
Physiological Action.-To the presence of this alka-
loid the action of the plant is due.
Nervous System.-This drug is a paralyzant to the
cord. It acts particularly on the motor nerve-fibres and
the muscles of the head.
Circulation.-Gelsemine depresses the circulation and
is a poison to the heart.
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