Materia Medica and Pharmacy

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P. Blakiston, 1905 - 624 pages

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Page 495 - Menthol occurs as colorless, acicular or prismatic crystals, having a strong and pure odor of peppermint and a warm, aromatic taste, followed by a sensation of cold when air is drawn into the mouth.
Page 432 - A white powder, odorless, having a slightly bitter, acid taste, and an acid reaction. One part of Citrated Caffeine forms a clear, syrupy solution, with about 4 parts of hot water.
Page 428 - A yellowish-white, matted mass of filaments, resembling raw cotton in appearance, harsh to the touch; exceedingly inflammable, burning, when unconfined, very rapidly with a luminous flame; less explosive than cellulose trinitrate.
Page 473 - PROPERTIES: Strychnin sulphate occurs as colorless or white prismatic crystals. or a white crystalline powder, odorless, and having an intensely bitter taste. Soluble in water (1:32) and in alcohol (1:81).
Page 189 - A transparent, colorless, mobile liquid, having a characteristic odor and a burning and sweetish taste.
Page 85 - Pharmacopoeia, defined as a colorless mixture of hydrocarbons, chiefly of the methane series, obtained by distilling off the lighter and more volatile portions from petroleum, and purifying the residue.
Page 106 - White, opaque, amorphous pieces, or a white, granular powder, odorless when perfectly dry; deliquescent in the air and exhaling the odor of hydrocyanic acid.
Page 403 - OLEUM AURANTII CORTICIS Oil of Orange Peel A volatile oil obtained by expression from the fresh peel of the Sweet Orange.
Page 416 - Croton oil occurs as a pale yellow or brownishyellow, somewhat viscid, and slightly fluorescent liquid, 'having a slight, fatty odor, and a mild, oily, afterward acrid and burning taste. It is practically insoluble in water, but when fresh Is soluble in .alcohol. ACTION AND USES: Croton oil is a drastic cathartic and applied externally is rubefacient and vesicant. It is used mostly to procure prompt evacuation of the bowels, especially in coma.
Page 111 - It is soluble in water (1: 10) at 15 C., practically without decomposition, but above this temperature the solution gradually loses carbon dioxid, and at the boiling point of water the salt is converted into normal carbonate; it is practically insoluble in alcohol. INCOMPATIBILITIES : Sodium bicarbonate...

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