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Tinctura Serpentariae. Br. Tincture of Serpentary.

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Teinture (alcoole) de Serpentaire de Virginie, Fr.; Schlangenwurzeltinktur, G.

"Serpentary Rhizome, in No. 40 powder, 200 grammes; Alcohol (60 per cent.), sufficient to produce 1000 millilitres. Moisten the powder with two hundred millilitres of the Alcohol, and complete the percolation process." Br.

Tincture of Serpentaria was doubled in strength in the U. S. P. VIII, but is now transferred to the N. F. (see Part III). This tincture is little other than a feebly aromatic, alcoholic stimulant. The Br. Pharm. 1898 increased the strength of this preparation 60 per cent.

Dose, thirty minims to two fluidrachms (1.8-7.5 mils).


The Dispensatory of the United States of America, 1918, was edited by Joseph P. Remington, Horatio C. Wood and others.



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