Acetate of Soda. NaO, C4H3O3, + 6 HO. A compound of Soda 22.8, Acetic Acid 37.5, Water 39.7, in 100 parts; or 1 Eq. Soda = 31, + 1 Acetic Acid = 51, + 6 Water = 54 = 136, Eq. Wt.

Med. Prop. and Action. In doses 'of gr. xx. - gr. lx., diuretic; gr. lx. - gr. ccxl., purgative. It is rarely used, but may be substituted for the Acetate of Potash, over which it has the advantage of not being deliquescent, but, according to Dr. Garrod, it is less powerful as a diuretic.

2524. Therapeutic Uses

In Calculous Diseases, as a solvent for Phosphatic Calculi, the Acetate of Soda is highly spoken of by Dr. R. Willis,* and his recommendation is supported by Prof. Scharling. Dr. Willis advises a solution of the salt to be injected into the bladder. In uric or lithic acid deposits, it is inferior to Borax.