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C10H16=135.7. A liquid consisting chiefly of Pinene, and containing not more than very small proportions of Terpinene and Dipen-tene.
A colorless or slightly yellowish, thin liquid, having a rather agreeable thyme-like odor, and an aromatic, somewhat terebinthinate taste. Sp. gr., about 0.862.
Dose, 5 to 15 m.; .30 to 1.00 c.c.
Terebene is an excellent stimulating disinfectant expectorant for chronic bronchitis. It may be used as an inhalation thus:- Pure terebene, 2; magnesium carbonate, 1; distilled water, 24. Use this in water 1 to 128 at 1400 F. 60° C. in an apparatus so arranged that air can be drawn through it and inhaled. Or it may be given with other expectorants in a mixture; many patients find five drops several times a day on sugar quite sufficient to cure a slight winter cough although it is said to form an insoluble compound with sugar.