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A sediment from the juice of the squirting cucumber fruit.
Preparation. - Expressing the juice, separating the deposit by straining, and drying by a gentle heat on porous tiles.
Fig. 194. - Elaterium.
Impurities. - Chalk and earthy matter fraudulently added.
Dose. - 1/16th to 1/2 gr.
Preparation, B. and U.S.P. Elaterinum.