Linimentum Cantharidis (N. P.)—Cantharides Liniment.

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Related entry: Cantharis (U. S. P.)—Cantharides

Preparation.—"Cantharides, in No. 60 powder, one hundred and fifty grammes (150 Gm.) [5 oz. av., 127 grs.]; oil of turpentine, a sufficient quantity to make one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]. Digest the cantharides with one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏] of oil of turpentine, in a closed vessel, by means of a water-bath, for 3 hours; then strain, and add enough oil of turpentine through the strainer to make the liniment measure one thousand cubic centimeters (1000 Cc.) [33 fl℥, 391♏]"—(Nat. Form.).

Uses.—(See Cantharis.)


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