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Extractum Chimaphilae Fluidum (U. S. P.)—Fluid Extract of Chimaphila.

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Related entry: Chimaphila (U. S. P.)—Chimaphila

Preparation.—"Chimaphila, in No. 30 powder, one thousand grammes (1000 Gm.) [2 lbs av., 3 ozs., 120 grs.]; diluted alcohol, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Moisten the powder with four hundred cubic centimeters (400 Cc.) [13 fl℥, 252♏] of diluted alcohol, and pack it firmly in a cylindrical percolator; then add enough diluted alcohol to saturate the powder and leave a stratum above it. When the liquid begins to drop from the percolator, close the lower orifice, and, having closely covered the percolator, macerate for 48 hours. Then allow the percolation to proceed, gradually adding diluted alcohol until the chimaphila is exhausted. Reserve the first seven hundred cubic centimeters (700 Cc.) [23 fl℥, 321♏] of the percolate, and evaporate the remainder to a soft extract; dissolve this in the reserved portion, and add enough diluted alcohol to make the fluid extract measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]"—(U. S. P.).

Description, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—(See Chimaphila). A deep, brownish-green fluid of a somewhat thick consistence. It is inferior to the infusion as a remedy. Dose, 60 minims, well diluted, 3 or 4 times a day.


King's American Dispensatory, 1898, was written by Harvey Wickes Felter, M.D., and John Uri Lloyd, Phr. M., Ph. D.



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