Liquor Picis Alkalinus (N. F.)—Alkaline Solution of Tar.

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Related entry: Pix Liquida (U. S. P.)—Tar

Preparation.—"Tar, two hundred and fifty grammes (250 Gm.) [8 ozs. av., 358 grs.]; potassa, one hundred and twenty-five grammes (125 Gm.) 14 ozs. av., 179 grs.]; water, six hundred and twenty-five cubic centimeters (625 Cc.) [21 fl℥, 64♏︎]. Dissolve the potassa in the water. Shake the solution with the tar so that the latter may be dissolved, and strain the solution through muslin"—(Nat. Form.).

Medical Uses.—(See Pix Liquida.)

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