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Aconiti Radix. Aconite Root. The root of Aconitum Napellus, usually 2 - 4 inches long, from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter above, tapering below; dark brown in colour without; white and starchy within: odour, slight: taste, at first slight, but followed by a sensation of numbness and tingling in the mouth. The important active constituent is the alkaloid aconitine.
1Tinctura Aconiti. Dose, if repeated 2 - 5 min.; 0.1 - 0.3 c.c: for a single administration, 5-15 min.; 0.3-1 c.c. - 5; alcohol 70% 100: by percolation.
66.6; Camphor, 3.33; Alcohol, to 100.
1Aconitina. Aconitine. - (Dose, 1/600-1/300 gr.; 1/10-1/5 mgm). An alkaloid, rarely pure. Colourless crystals with the taste of the root.
2; Oleic Acid, 16; Lard, 82.
Adeps. Lard. - The purified fat of the hog. A soft white fatty solid, soluble in ether, with a melting point of about 100° F. (38°-40° C).
1Adeps Benzoatus. Benzoated Lard. - to 100; Benzoin, 3.
Adeps Lanae. Wool Fat. A purified cholesterine-fat obtained from sheep's wool. A yellow, tenacious, unctuous substance, almost inodorous. Soluble in ether and chloroform, sparingly so in alcohol. Melting point 104°-112° F. (40°-44.4° C).
1Adeps Lanae Hydrosus. Hydrous Wool Fat (Lanolin.) - 70; Water, 30.