Sodae Phosphas.

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Dose.—Of this salt the dose is from one to two ounces.

Therapeutic Action.—Phosphate of soda is a mild laxative, and, owing to its pleasant taste, is readily administered. It is analogous to other saline cathartics in its properties. It is said to be well adapted to weak and delicate stomachs, and particularly to children, and to have been useful in restoring to the blood the saline principle which it had lost in cholera.

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