This section is from the book "Materia Medica: Pharmacology: Therapeutics Prescription Writing For Students and Practitioners", by Walter A. Bastedo. Also available from Amazon: Materia Medica: Pharmacology: Therapeutics: Prescription Writing for Students and Practitioners.
A weak aqueous solution of one or more volatile substances (e. g., peppermint or cinnamon water, chlorine water).
An aqueous solution of one or more non-volatile chemic substances (Fowler's solution).
An aqueous liquid containing insoluble material (rhubarb and soda mixture). It requires the label, "Shake before using."
A dense aqueous solution of sugar with or without medicinal or flavoring substances (syrup of ipecac).
An adhesive aqueous liquid or paste made with gum (liquid - acacia; paste - tragacanth).
A liquid made by boiling a vegetable drug with water, then straining.