Oleum Terebinthinae.

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Related entry: Oil of Turpentine under stimulants

Dose.—As a diuretic and special excitant of the urinary organs, ten to thirty drops, repeated every two, three, or four hours.

In small doses, frequently repeated, turpentine acts as an excitant to the kidneys, and causes an increased flow of urine. It is thought to exert a specific influence upon the mucous membrane of the bladder and urethra, exciting the vessels and the mucous follicles to a new and healthy action, and thus checking excessive mucous discharge. It is useful in chronic and atonic dropsies, as a stimulating diuretic and derivative.

It has also been administered with advantage in ulceration of the kidneys and mucous membrane of the bladder, suppression of urine, gleet, chronic gonorrhoea, bien nor rhoea, leucorrhoea, diabetes, etc.

The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.