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Acetate of Ammonium, NH4C2H3O2, dissolved in water.
Dose. - 2 to 6 fluid drachms.
Uses. - It is used as an eyewash, and as a lotion to inflamed parts. When given internally it acts as a diaphoretic, if the body be kept warm, or as a diuretic if it be cool. As a diaphoretic it is given when the skin is hot and dry, and is very frequently used, especially combined with spirit of nitrous ether, whenever a feverish condition is present, whether its cause be
T T known or not. It is especially used in the exanthemata, in influenza and catarrh.