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Scammoniæ Radix. Scammony Root. The dried root of Convolvulus Scammonia. Greyish tapering or nearly cylindrical roots, often contorted and longitudinally furrowed: enlarged at the crown and bears the remains of slender aerial stems; odour characteristic, taste, at first somewhat sweet, afterwards acrid.
Scammonlæ Resina. Scammony Resin. Dose, 3 - 8 grs.; 2 - 5 dgms. Prepared by extracting the root with alcohol and precipitating the resin with water. Brownish translucent pieces, brittle, with a sweet odour.
3Pilula Scammonii Composita. Dose, 4 - 8 grs.; 2 1/2 - 5 dgms. (In 1 or 2 pills.) - 32; Jalap, Resin, 32; Curd Soap, 32; Tincture of Ginger, 96.
3Pulvis Scammonii Compositus. Dose, 10 - 20 grs.; 6 - 12 dgms. - 50; Jalap, 37.5; Ginger, 12.5.
Scammonium. Scammony. Dose, 5 - 10 grs.; 3 - 6 dgms. A gum resin obtained by the incision of the living root of Convolvulus Scammonia, often called Virgin Scammony. In flattened cakes or irregular pieces, dark grey to black externally and covered with a greyish powder, very brittle and the resin within is more or less porous, glossy, and nearly black: odour characteristic; taste, acrid.
Scilla. Squill. Dose, 1 - 3 grs.; 6 - 18 cgms. The bulb of Urginea Scilla, divested of its dry membranous outer scales and dried. The slices of the inner scales usually present the form of curved strips frequently tapering towards the ends, yellowish or pinkish, somewhat translucent; inodorous, disagreeably bitter.
1Syrupus Scillæ. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 34.5; Sugar, 65.5: product should weigh 100.
3Oxymel Scilla. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 6.75; Acetic Acid, 6.75; Water, 21.6; Clarified Honey to 100.
3Pilula Scillæ Composita. Dose, 4 - 8 grs.; 2 1/2 - 5 dgms. (In 1 or 2 pills.)
- 25; Ginger, 20; Ammoniacum, 20; Hard Soap, 20; Syrup of Glucose. q.s.
3Pilula Ipecacuanhæ cum Scilla (see Ipecacuanha). 2Tinctura Scillæ. Dose, 5 - 15 min.; 0.3 - 0.6 c.c. - 20; Alcohol, 60%, 100: by maceration.
Scoparii Cacumina. Broom Tops. The fresh and dried tops of Cytisus scoparius.
1Infusum Scoparii. Dose, 1 - 2 fl. oz.; 30 - 60 c.c. - 10; boiling Water, 100.
3Succus Scoparii. Dose, 1 - 2 fl. dr.; 4 - 8 c.c. 75 of juice of fresh tops; Alcohol, 25.
Senegæ Radix. Senega Root. The dried root of Polygala Senega. Greyish or yellowish slender roots, 2-4 inches long, enlarged at the top into a crown bearing the basis of numerous slender aerial stems: odour distinctive; taste at first sweet, subsequently acrid.
1Infusum Senegæ. Dose, 1/2 - 1 fl. oz.; 15 - 30 c.c. - 5; boiling Water, 100.
3Liquor Senegæ Concentratus. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. The extract of 50 in 100 of diluted alcohol.
3Tinctura Senegæ. Dose, 30 - 60 min.; 2 - 4 c.c. - 20; Alcohol 60%, 100: by percolation.
Senna Alexandrina. Alexandrine Senna. The dried leaflets of Cassia acutifolia. Pale, greyish-green, brittle leaflets, 3/4 - 1 1/4 inch in length, unequal at the base: odour, faint, peculiar; taste mucilaginous and unpleasant.