Massae (Masses)

Pill-masses intended for preservation in bulk until required for use. Three are official in the U. S. P.:

Dose.

Masa Hydrargyri..............

1/2 - 15 gr.; .03 - 1.00 gm.

- Ferri Carbonatis......................

1 - 5 gr.; .06 - .30gm.

- Copaibae..............................

1/4 -1 Massae Masses 69 ; 1.00 - 4.00 gm.

Mellita (Honeys)

Mixtures of medicinal substances with clarified honey. The U. S. P. contains only two, one of these being simply honey purified.

Mel Despumatum.

Mel Rosae.

Misturae (Mixtures)

Liquid preparations of insoluble, suspended, active substances, or solutions containing more than one liquid of therapeutic activity. The mixture is usually flavored, and is for internal administration. Examples in U. S. P.:

Dost.

Mistura Rhei et Sodae . . .

1/4 - 2 fl Misturae Mixtures 70 ; 1. - 8. c.c.

- Glycyrrhizae Composita .

1 - 4 fl Misturae Mixtures 71 ; 4. - 15. c.c.

- Cretae..............................

2 - 4 fl Misturae Mixtures 72 ; 8. - 15. c.c.

- Ferri Composita . . . .

Mucilagines (Mucilages)

Adhesive liquids or jelly-like preparations, consisting of gum or starch dissolved in or fully charged with water. The U. S. P. contains four:

Mucilago Acaciae

Sassafras Medullae.

Mucilago Tragacanthae

Ulmi.

There is no fixed dose; it is usually 1 fl

Mucilago Tragacanthae 73

; 4. c.c.

Oleata

Oleates are solutions in oleic acid, intended for external application. The U. S. P. contains three:

Oleatum Hydrargyri (20 per cent of yellow mercuric oxide).

- Veratrinae (2 per cent. of veratrine).

- Zinci (5 per cent. of zinc oxide).

Olea

There are many oils in the Pharmacopoeia. They are all obtained by distillation or by expression except Oleum Phosphoratum, which is a solution of phosphorus in almond oil. The U. S. P. olea are:

Dose.

Oleum Sinapis Volatile ....

1/8 -1/4 Olea 74 ; .008 - .015 c.c.

Amygdalae Amarae ....

1/6 - 1/2 Olea 75 ; .01 - .03 c.c.

- Tiglii......................

1/4 - 2 Olea 76 ; .015 - .12 c.c.

- Aurantii Florum...................

- Myristicae........................

1 - 3 Olea 77 ; .06 - .20 c.c.

- Cajuputi.......................

1 - 5 Olea 78 ; .06 - .30 c.c.

- Cari............................

- Anisi..........................

- Caryophylli.............................

- Cinnamomi.................................

- Lavandulae Florum ....

- Menthae Piperitae........................

- Viridis.............................

- Pimentae............................

- Rosmarini.............................

- Betulae Volatile...............................

1 - 5 Olea 79 ; .06 - .30 c.c.

- Sassafras...........................

- Thymi..............................

- Sabinae.......................

- Phophoratum..............................

- Foeniculi..................................

- Gaultheriae............................

- Hedeomae.................................

- Coriandri..................................

2 - 5 Olea 80 ; .12 - .30 c.c.

- Chenopodii..............................

2 - 10 Olea 81 ; .12 - .60 c.c.

- Santali..............................

- Juniperi.....................................

- Copaibae................................

5 - 15 Olea 82 ; .30 - 1.00 c.c.

- Erigerontis..........................

- Cubebae.........................

5 - 20 Olea 83 ; .30 - 1.20 c.c.

- Eucalypti............................

5 - 30 Olea 84 ; .30 - 2.00 c.c.

- Terebinthinae.............................

- Rectificatum...............................

- Morrhuae.................................

1 - 4 fl Olea 85 ; 4.00 - 15.00 c.c.

- Amygdalae Expressum ...

- Ricini.......................

1/4 - 2 fl Olea 86 ; 8.00 - 60.00 c.c.

- Lini................................

1/2 - 2 fl Olea 87 ; 15.00 - 60.00 c.c.

- Sesami......................

indefinite.

- Olivae..........................

freely.

Oleum Gossypii Seminis . . . -

externally.

- Picis Liquidae........................

- Cadini............................

- Theobromatis.................................

- Adipis.............................

in pharmacy.

- AEthereum....................................

- Myrciae......................................

as perfume.

- Aurantii Corticis.................................

as flavoring agent

- Bergamottae...................................

- Limonis...........................................

- Rosae...................................................