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Stramonium. See Belladonna.
Strychnine or Nux Vomica. Fatal dose of strychnine gr. 1⁄2 for adult, gr. for child. Chloral, the antagonist, especially when given soon. Physostigma, as an antidote (R.). Chamomile Oil, remarkably subdues reflex excitability in frogs after poisoning by Strychnine or Brucine (P.). Tobacco, a good antagonist. The Stomach-Pump, if available before tetanic symptoms. Animal Charcoal, largely; Tannin freely; Solution of Iodine. Chloroform Inhalations, injections of Curare, or Urethan, or Methyl and Ethyl compounds of Strychnine, Brucine, or Thebaïne. Artificial respiration; fats; Nitrite of Amyl, inhaled; Magnesia (R.). Tube in oesophagus, and flexible catheter in larynx (R.). Veratrum Viride has cured a bad case; a teasp. was given at once, then gtt. ij every 10 minutes (R.). Ice to spine. Tobacco enemata. Lobelia, Potassium Bromide, Monobromated Camphor, hot bath. Valerian mitigates the spasms (P.). Curare, warmly recommended, but its claims are doubtful (P.). Nicotine, many cases prove its curative power (P.).
Albumen, Ammonium and Sodium Carbonates, Milk.
Tobacco. Strong Coffee and Brandy; warmth and friction; artificial respiration. Vegetable Poisons. Generally albuminous or mucilaginous drinks, oils, etc. Stimulants, Opium, ice; cool poultices and fomentations to abdomen.
Veratrum Viride. Digitalis, Opium, Stimulants.
Wounds. Ammonium Carbonate, gr. v, hypodermically in vicinity of wounds caused by poisoned arrows, repeatedly used with success in saving life, by Dr. Parke, surgeon to Stanley's last African expedition.
Zinc. Albumen, mucilaginous drinks, milk, Tannin. Potassium and Sodium Carbonates, if given early. Soapsuds given freely. Warm water in copious draughts.
NOTE.-The signs and respectively denote a specific gravity greater than 1.024, or less than 1.018, in the line entitled Sp. Gr.