The Solutions (also termed Solutio, -nes, Lat.) are solutions of non-volatile substances in Water.

The official Solutions are all solutions of inorganic salts. They are made either by simple solution (dissolving the particular salt in 1Chloroform Water, aside from its medicinal properties, is an efficient preservative agent, and forms a good solvent in place of water for preparing solutions intended to be kept free from micro-organisms, as, for example, those for hypodermic use.

Water or by chemical solution (reacting upon different substances, and obtaining the newly-formed salt in solution in the Water). The following are official:

The Arsenic Solutions; these are all of the same strength -viz. 1 per cent.; 3 minims (0.2 Cc.) represent 1/30 grain (0.002 Gm.) of arsenic, the average dose:

Liquor -

Percentage or Gm. in 100 Cc.

Acidi Arsenosi .....................................

...........acid, arsenous

1.

Arseni et Hydrargyri Iodidi ...................

............arsenic iodide

1.

(Donovan's Solution).

mercuric iodide

1.

Potassii Arsenitis . . potas. bicarb. 2 ; arsenic trioxide

I.

(Fowler's Solution)

comp. tinct. lavender

3.

Sodii Arsenatis ..................................

......sodium arsenate

I.

The Alkaline Salt Solutions, prepared by saturating an organic acid with an alkaline carbonate or bicarbonate, furnishing an agreeable and refreshing potion (also designated Saturatio, Potio, Lat.) charged with Carbonic Acid Gas. The dose is from 2 to 4 fluid-drachms (8-15 Cc), except Liq. Magnesiae Citratis:

Liquor - Gm. in 100 Cc.

Ammonii Acetatis (Spiritus Mindererus) ammon. carb.

5.

acid, acetic, dil.

100.

Magnesii Citratis . . . magnes. carb. 15.; acid, citric.

33.

potas. bicarb. 2.5 ; syrup.

acid. citric. 60 Cc.; aqua ad

350.

Potassii Citratis (Neutral Mixture) . . potass. bicarb.

8.

acid. citric. 6.; aqua ad

100.

The Iron Solutions, containing ferric salts in the following proportions by weight:

Gm. in 100, or Liquor - percentage by weight,

29.

Ferri et Ammonii Acetatis . . . liquor ammon. acet.

50.

(Basham's Mixture), acid, acetic, dil. 6; tr. ferri chlor.

4.

elix. arom. 12; glycerin 12; aqua ad

100.

Ferri Subsulphatis (Monsel's) . . . ferric subsulphate

13.57 Per cent, of metallic Fe

Ferri Tersulphatis.........ferric sulphate

36.