Glycerita (Glycerites)

Solutions of drugs in glycerin. They are all liquid preparations, mostly used for external application. In the U. S. P. are six:

Glyceritum Acidi Carbolici.

- Acidi Tannici.

- Amyli.

Glyceritum Boroglycerini.

- Hydrastis.

- Vitelli.

Infusa (Infusions)

Liquid preparations of organic drugs, 5 grammes of drug to 100 c.c. of infusion, unless otherwise specified by the physician or Pharmacopaeia, made by exhausting the drug for a specified time in a covered vessel, by water poured upon it at a boiling temperature (excepting Infusum Cinchonae and Pruni Virginianae which are made with cold water), straining and adding sufficient water to secure the required ratio.

The infusions of the U. S. P. are:

Infusum Digitalis..................................

1 - 4 fl Infusa Infusions 55 ; 4. - 15. c.c.

- Cinchonae............................

1 - 2 fl Infusa Infusions 56 ; 30. - 60. c.c.

- Pruni Virginianae..........................

Infusum Sennae Compositum . . . 1- 2 1/2 fl

Infusa Infusions 57

; 30. - 75. c.c.

One is compound: Infusum Sennae Compositum.

One contains acid: Infusum Cinchonae.

Infusions should be freshly made, as they readily decompose.

Linimenta (Liniments)

Solutions or mixtures for external application, liquid, at least upon application. All of which are intended to be rubbed into the skin except Linimentum Calcis. Those in the U. S. P. are:

Linimentum Ammoniae .

Ammonia water and cotton seed oil.

- Calcis..............................

Solution of lime and linseed oil.

- Camphorae....................

Camphor and cotton seed oil.

- Plumbi Subacetatis . .

Solution of lead subacetate and cotton seed oil.

- Belladonnae ....

Fluid extract of drug and camphor.

- Cantharidis ....

Cantharides and oil of turpentine.

- Chloroformi ....

Chloroform and soap liniment.

- Saponis......................

Soap, camphor, oil of rosemary, and alcohol.

- Saponis Mollis

Soft soap, oil of lavender flowers, alcohol, and water.

- Sinapis Compositum . .

Oil of mustard, fluid extract of mezereum, camphor, castor oil, and alcohol.

- Terebinthinae ....

Resin cerate and oil of turpentine.