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Cerium.

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Physiological Action. The Oxalate has a slightly metallic taste, is sedative to the stomach, and has a selective sedative action on the motor distribution of the pneumogastric nerve. It is an insoluble white powder, and is given in doses of gr. j-x, in pill.

Therapeutics. Cerium Oxalate was introduced by Sir James Simpson as a remedy for vomiting, especially that of pregnancy. It is useful in—

Reflex Vomiting,—5 to 10-grain doses, in the vomiting of pregnancy, also in the vomiting of phthisis and bronchitis; but large doses must be used for several days, to obtain any decided benefit.
Cough with Vomiting,—is remarkably benefited by this salt.
Gastralgia and Diarrhoea,—it may be used instead of Bismuth.

A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing, 1902, by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L.



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