Potassae Citras.

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Related entry: Liquor Potassae Citratis

Dose.—Of the solid citrate of potash, from gr. xx. to ʒj. largely diluted with water.

Therapeutic Action.—Citrate of potash belongs to the same group, possessess the same properties, and may be used to fulfill the same indications as the acetate just described. It increases the secretion of urine, causing an elimination of the disintegrated or broken-down tissues of the body, proves refrigerant, and if the surface is kept warm, and the remedy given in warm water, it induces diaphoresis. Pereira states that "it is an excellent refrigerant, soothing or sedative diaphoretic, in fevers with a hot and dry skin, and is less apt to act upon the bowels than tartrate or acetate of potash."

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