A Text-book Of Materia Medica For Nurses; Including Therapeutics And Toxicology

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byGeorge Philip Paul

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II General Materia Medica, Therapeutics, And Toxicology (Note.--Drugs marked (*) are found in Part III.) ABSINTH (*) ACACIA (*) ACETANILID Derivation.--A coal-tar product produced by the action of glacial acetic acid on anilin. Synonyms.--Antifebrin, Phenylacetamid. Solubility.--Acetanilid is soluble in water (200 parts), alcohol (5 parts), ether (18 parts), chloroform (freely). Properties.--It is a white, crystalline, odorless powder with a burning taste. Incompatibilities.--Sweet spirit of niter, chloral hydrate, bromids, and iodids. Dosage.--2-10 grains. Physiologic Action. Antipyretic.--Acetanilid is a powerful antipyretic. On the normal temperature its action is slight, but 40 when given in febrile conditions it rapidly lowers the temperature, which may become subnormal. Analgesic.--Acetanilid is principally used to relieve pain. The drug acts as a powerful sedative to the sensory nerve tissues, bringing about an anesthetic and analgesic action. Antiseptic.--This drug also possesses antiseptic properties to some degree, and is much used for this purpose in the treatment of wounds. Cardiac Depressant.-- Acetanilid depresses the heart action very perceptibly in large doses, and on this account should be used with caution in susceptible persons. Hemostatic.--When taken internally or applied lo, cally, this drug causes contraction of the blood-vessels. Comparative Action.--Compared to antipyrin, acetanilid produces a stronger pulse, has a more marked action on the blood, and cyanosis is frequent, but it is less powerful as an analgesic and in its local action on the blood-vessels. Compared to phenacetin, acetanilid is less safe, but more analgesic. Therapeutic Indications. As an antipyretic in fevers, influenza, and tuberculosis. As an analgesic i...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... PART II General Materia Medica, Therapeutics, And Toxicology (Note.--Drugs marked (*) are found in Part III.) ABSINTH (*) AC...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217312187

ISBN - 13:9780217312189

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