I. Fluidextract (Fluidextractum)

An alcoholic or hydro-alcoholic liquid preparation made by extraction, and representing the drug volume for weight; i. e., I c.c. of the fluidextract represents the strength of 1 gram of the drug.

2. Tincture (Tinctura)

An alcoholic or hydro-alcoholic liquid preparation made by extraction and of a strength less than that of the drug; i. e., tinctures are of the same nature as fluid-extracts, but weaker. A few simple alcoholic solutions are incorrectly called tinctures, e. g., tincture of ferric chloride, tincture of iodine.

3. Elixir (Elixir)

A sweetened, aromatic, hydro-alcoholic liquid (aromatic elixir).

4. Spirit (Spiritus)

A simple solution of one or more volatile substances in alcohol (spirit of chloroform).

5. Wine (Vinum)

The wines are not now official. They are made like a tincture or solution, but with white wine and alcohol as the menstruum (bitter wine of iron).