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Infusum Ergotae.—Infusion of Ergot.

Botanical name:

Related entry: Ergota (U. S. P.)—Ergot

Preparation.—Infuse, in a closed vessel for 30 minutes, 1/4 ounce (av.) of coarsely powdered ergot in 10 fluid ounces (Imp.) of boiling distilled water. Strain—(Br. Pharm.).

Action, Medical Uses, and Dosage.—About 10 grains of ergot are contained in a fluid ounce of this infusion, the dose of which is from 1 to 2 fluid ounces. It is used as a parturient.


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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