This section is from the book "Introduction To Materia Medica And Pharmacology", by Oliver T.Osborne. See also: The Principles Of Therapeutics.
The signs of poisoning are immediate. Exophthalmos, pupils dilated, dyspnoea, pulse weak and irregular. Rapidly following, are loss of consciousness, convulsions, paralysis, involuntary urination and defecation, cyanosis, asphyxia. The odor of almond oil is present.
If death, in a few moments from cardiac and respiratory paralysis.
Wash out the stomach with warm water. Keep up the body temperature with dry heat applications. Give inhalations of ammonia, and counteract the depres sion with strychnine hypodermaticallv. Should there be insufficient response to this, give adrenalin or suprarenalin solution (1 to 1,000) one c. c. intramuscularly. This may be repeated in fifteen minutes, if necessary. Absolute quiet is essential. Recovery is practically as sured if the first half hour is survived.
Contra-Indicated - Any exertion.