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OFFICIAL PREPARATION. Fluidextractum Tritici Dose: 1 to 4 fl. dr. (4 to 15 mils) 38. —VETIVERT. The fibrous wiry roots of Andropo'gon murica'tus Retzius. Habitat: Eastern India. Tonic and stimulant, but mainly employed as a perfume in sachet powders, etc. 39. SACCHARUM—SUGAR CANE-SUGAR The refined sugar obtained from Sac'charum officina'rum Linné, and from various species or varieties of Sorghum, also from one or more varieties of Be'ta vulga'ris Sayre’s Materia Medica - Page 41 Linné (nat. ord.

Ash, not exceeding 8 per cent. —Expectorant, diuretic, in large doses emetic and cathartic. As an expectorant it is usually combined with tartar emetic or ipecac; as a diuretic, with stimulant expectorants. It is very rarely given as an emetic because of its uncertainty, having often proved fatal from its irritant action on the stomach and intestines, and by causing hypercatharsis, death occurring by arrest of the heart in systole. Dose: 1 to 3 gr. ). —MEADOW SAFFRON The corm and the seed of Colchicum Autumnale Linné.

Inodorous; taste bitter, very acrid, causing a tingling, benumbing sensation in the tongue. The powder is sternutatory. Starch grains of Veratrum, see Fig. 283. —Characteristic elements: See Part iv, Chap. I, B. —Veratrum viride contains the alkaloids jervine, C26H37NO3 (to which the depressant action on the circulation is partly due) and protoveratrine, C 32H51NO11. This, the most important of the Veratrum alkaloids, occurs in colorless shining crystals, belonging to the monoclinic system, which are permanent in air and melt at 245º to 250º.

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