Au=196.7.

Auri Et Sodii Chloridum

Gold and Sodium Chloride. A mixture composed of equal parts by weight of dry Gold Chloride (AuCl3= 302.81) and Sodium Chloride (NaCl=s8.37).

Characters

An orange-yellow powder, odorless, having a saline and metallic taste, and a slightly acid reaction. Solubility. - Very soluble in water, and at least one-half is soluble in Alcohol.

Dose, 1/30 to 1/10 gr.; .002 to .006 gm.

Action of Gold and Sodium Chloride

In small doses gold and sodium chloride is supposed to promote appetite and digestion, to stimulate the functions of the brain and to be an aphrodisiac. Full doses cause nausea and vomiting, and finally impair nutrition. The toxic symptoms resemble those of poisoning by corrosive mercuric chloride.

Therapeutics of Gold and Sodium Chloride

It is useful in irritative dyspepsia, gastro-duodenal catarrh, hypochondriasis, chronic ovarian irritation and ovaritis, in chronic albuminuria, hepatic sclerosis, and granular kidney, as it prevents hyperplasia of connective tissue. It is a valuable remedy in the tertiary manifestations of syphilis, especially of the bones, and presents fewer disadvantages than does the corrosive mercuric chloride.