Cathartics are serviceable for removing the unwholesome ingesta and irritating fecal accumulations from the stomach and bowels, and also for stimulating the secretions of the gastric and intestinal glands, the liver, pancreas, etc., they also eliminate through such organs the toxic elements introduced into the blood; also, by their revulsive action, reducing or withdrawing nervous action from the inflamed part. Diuretics and diaphoretics are useful for promoting elimination of toxic substances through the kidneys. Diffusible stimulants are useful for heart failure, such as brandy, whiskey, and cognac. The temperature can be reduced by sponging the surface of the body with tepid water, or by the use of the warm bath.