REPERTORY OF HEART SYMPTOMS

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REPERTORY OF HEART SYMPTOMS

 

Part V.

BY EDWARD. R. SNADER, M.D., Lecturer on Physical Diagnosis at Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, Pa.

AUTHORITIES.

Hering. – Abrotanum, Absinthium, Acetic acid, Aconitum, Actea rac., AEsculus hip., AEthusa, Agaricus, Agnus cast., Ailanthus, Aloes, Alumina, Ambra, Ammonium carb., Ammonium mur., Anacardium orient., Antimonium crud., Antimonium tart., Apis, Apocynum, Argentum met., Argentum nit., Arnica, Arsenicum alb., Asafoetida, Asarum, Aurum met., Baptisia, *Baryta carb., Belladonna, Benzoic acid, Berberis, Bismuthum, Borax, Bovista, Bromium, Bryonia, Cactus, Caladium seq., Calcarea carb., Calcarea phos., Camphora, Cannabis sat., Cannabis ind., Cantharis, Capsicum, Carbo veg., Causticum, Cepa, Chamomilla, Chelidonium, *Cicuta vir., Cina, Cinchona, Clematis, Cocculus, Coffea, Colchicum, Colocynthis, Conium, *Crocus, Cyclamen, * Digitalis, *Dulcamara, Eupatorium purp., Ferrum met., Fluoric acid, Gelsemium, Glonoinum, Graphites, Guajacum, Hamamelis, Helleborus, Hellonias, Hepar sulph., Hyoscyamus, Hydrastis, Hypericum, Ignatia, Illicium anis., Ipecacuanha, Jacea, Kali bich., Kali carb, Kali jod., Kalmia, Kreosotum, Lachesis, Lachnanthes, Laurocerasus, Ledum, Leptandra, Lilium tigrinum, Lithium carb., Lobelia infl., Lycopodium, Magnesia mur., Mancinella, Manganum acet., Mercurius, Mercurius cor., Mercurius jod. flav., Mercurius jod. ruber, Mezereum, Millefolium, Muriaticum acid, Natrum carb., Natrum mur., Nitric acid, Nitrum, Nux mosch., Nux vomica, Oleander, Opium, Oxalic acid, Paris quad., Petroleum, Phosphorus, Phosphoric acid, Phytolacca, Platina, Plumbum, Podophyllum, Psorinum, Pulsatilla, Ranunculus bulb., Ranunculus scel., Rheum, Rhododendron, Rhus tox., Rumex, Ruta grav., Sabina, Sambucus, Sanguinaria can., Sarsaparilla, Secale, Sepia, Silica, Spigelia, Spongia, *Squilla, Stannum, Staphisagria, Stramonium, Sulphur, *Tabacum, Tellurium, Terebinthina, Theridion, Thuya, Ustilago, *Valeriana, Veratrum alb., Veratrum vir., Zincum.

Allen:- Aconite, Aconitum cam., Aconitum ferox, Amygdalae amarae aqua, AMyl nitrite, Anantherum, Angustura, Asclepias tub., Atropinum, Asparagus, * Baryta carb., Baryta acet., Bufo, Centaurea tag., Cereus bon., Cereus serp., Chininum ars., Chininum sulf., Chloralum, Cicuta vir., Coca, *Crocus, Croton tig., Crot. hor., Cuprum acet., Curare, *Digitalis, *Dulcamara, Euphrasia, Hellonias, Hydrocyanic acid, Iberis,

*Some symptoms from both Hering and Allen.

Jaborandi, Jatropha, Juniperus virg., Kali brom., Kali chlor., Kali cyanat., Kali ferrocyanat., Kali nitricum, Lactuca, Lycopus virg., Mate, Mercurius cyanat., Menyanthes.

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General Medical Literature :- Adonis vernalis, Adonis aevestavalis, Caffeine, Baryta acetica, Baryta muriatica, Convallaria majalis, *Oleander, Sparteine, Sterculia acuminata (Kola nut), Stigmata maidis, Strophanthus.

*From Hering and General Medical Literature.

HOW TO USE THE REPERTORY.

The heart symptoms are subdivided into sections as follows: “Mental Symptoms,” “Symptoms of Cardiac Action and Pulse Characters Not Definitely or Specifically Recorded as Being Characterized by Acceleration or Retardation,” “Slow Cardiac Action and Pulse,” “Increased Cardiac Action and Pulse-rate,” “Ebullitions, Orgasm, Etc.,” “Palpitation,” “Sensations,” “Pains,” “Clinical Symptoms.” The subheadings are manifest at a glance on consulting the section in which you seek to find a symptom. If you wish to know more about the symptom than you find under a sub-caption, turn to the completed symptom (under the name of the remedy) at the head of the section, where the names of all the medicines the symptoms of which have been repertorialized are arranged alphabetically.

E.R. SNADER, M.D.

MENTAL SYMPTOMS.

Aconitum: Anxiety about the praecordia, heart beats quicker and stronger; fear of death.

Agaricus: Anxious sensation of pressure.

Ambra: Anxiety at the heart, causing oppression of breathing, with flushes of heat.

Ammonium carb.: Great anxiety, as if dying, with audible palpitation.

Anantherum: Burning and sensation of weight in the heart, with sadness, anguish and fear of death. Stitches and formication in the heart, with great anxiety. Violent palpitations, with suffocative attacks, from the least emotion.

Antimonium tart.: Great praecordial anxiety, with vomiting of mucus and bile.

Argentum: Fear of apoplexy, particularly with palpitation of heart.

Argentum nit.: Noticing the beating of the heart increases it.

Arnica: Violent attack of anguish.

Arsenicum: Palpitation of the heart, with anguish.

Asparagus: Palpitation of the heart, with anxious restlessness, increased by motion and going up-stairs.

Aurum: Great anguish, coming from praecordial region, driving him from place to place; palpitation. Frequent attacks of anguish about the heart, with tremulous fearfulness. Palpitation, with great agony.

Baryta carb.: Palpitation of the heart, which is renewed when thinking of it, for then it makes her anxious, most at midday.

Belladonna: Pressure in cardiac region, which arrests the breathing and causes a sense of anxiety.

Calcarea: Palpitation with anxiety.

Calcarea phos.: Palpitation with anxiety, followed by trembling weakness, particularly of the calves.

Camphora: Praecordial anxiety; restless, tossing about; palpitation of the heart. Praecordial distress when loudly spoken

to.

Cannabis sat.: Anxious and apprehensive feeling at the pit of the stomach, with oppression of breathing and palpitation.

Cantharis: Anxiety about the heart.

Causticum: Oppression at the heart, with lowness of spirits.

Centaurea tag.: Sensation of dilatation of the heart, with anxiety.

Chininum sulph.: Extreme praecordial anxiety. Owing to indignation, in the morning, palpitation, better lying on it, alternating with change of position, stretching, etc.

Cocculus: Palpitation of the heart from quick motion and mental excitement, with dizziness and faintness.

Colchicum: Violent palpitation, with anxiety.

Crocus: Anxious palpitation of the heart (Hering). Warmth about the heart, with anxiety, and some oppression of breathing, so that she cannot breathe deeply, with inclination to take a deep breath; she feels relieved every time after frequent yawning (Allen).

Cuprum: Anxious feeling about the heart.

Digitalis: Sensation as if the heart would stop breathing if she dared to move (Hering). A sudden sensation as though the heart stood still, with great anxiety (Allen).

Gelsemium: Fears that unless constantly on the move her heart will cease beating.

Glonoinum: Anxiety in the praecordia; weakness.

Graphites: Palpitation, with anxiety; with nosebleed.

Hydrocyanic ac.: Anxiety in the praecordium. Praecordial anxiety, alternating with slight vertigo, pain in the same locality, not increased by pressure.

Jacea (Viola tricolor): Anxiety about the heart when lying, with beating like waves.

Jatropha: Uneasiness in the night, from palpitation and rush of thoughts.

Kali nit.: Violent beating of the heart in the evening, in bed, on account of which he woke. Violent beating of the heart while lying upon the back, so that he awoke at midnight, and sat up, full of anxiety.

Kalmia: Anxiety, with palpitation.

Kreosotum: Anxiety at the heart.

Lachesis: Anxiety about the heart; hasty speech; restless.

Lachnanthes: Anxiety about the heart, with stitches.

Lilium: Fears he has heart disease.

Lycopus virg.: The cardiac distress and palpitation were increased by ascending (hill or stairs), by excitement, by deep inspiration, and by thinking of them.

Mercurius: Palpitation, with fear, worse at night. Weakness at the heart, as if life was ebbing away. Awakens with trembling at the heart, as if frightened.

Millefolium: Anxious, with pain in the heart.

Natrum carb.: Violent, anxious palpitation of the heart when ascending and at night when lying on the left side.

Nitric ac.: Palpitation and anguish on going up-stairs.

Nux mosch.: Heart-beats intermit, the intervals so long that they excite fear of death.

Nux vomica: Palpitation from mental emotions.

Oleander (Hering): Anxious palpitation; chest feels expanded (Gen. Lit.). Distress at the heart and anxiety. Anxiety about the heart without anxious thoughts, with trembling of the whole body.

Oxalic ac.: Heartburn intermits, when thinking of it.

Podophyllum: Palpitation from mental emotions.

Pulsatilla: Violent paroxysms of palpitation, often with anguish and obscuration of sight.

Sarsaparilla: Palpitation without fear; mostly during the day.

Sepia: Palpitation of heart after emotions of mind. Interruption of beating of heart most after dinner, alarmed; quivering motion. Palpitation with anxiety about things that happened years ago.

Spigelia: Stitches about the heart; sometimes synchronous with the pulse, with anxiety and oppression.

Spongia: Suddenly awakened after midnight, with suffocation, great alarm, anxiety.

Stannum: From giving directions in her domestic affairs, great palpitation of heart and anxiety.

Sulphuric ac.: Palpitation with or without fear or anxiety.

Sumbul: Palpitation of the heart, violent and visible, prolonged after running up-stairs; palpitation of the heart after drinking beer, increased by paying attention to it.

Tabacum: Sudden anxiety (with angina pectoris) (Hering). Suddenly seized in the evening with violent praecordial anxiety, followed by complete sleeplessness and springing from bed (Allen).

Tarentula: Inability to lie down on account of the extreme anguish it caused in the praecordial region; did not retire to bed nor sleep for four nights. Oppression and pain at the heart as if a misfortune had happened, with weeping and moaning, followed by cramps and coldness in the extremities. Palpitation, with sadness, inclined to tears, oppression, headache, with general perspiration and burning heat.

Thea: Acute pain, as from a spasm, in the region of the heart; and inspite of all his efforts he felt as if he was continually falling into delirium. Anxiety in the praecordium.

Theridion: Anxiety about heart; sharp pains radiate to arm and left shoulder.

Veratrum alb.: Violent, visible, anxious palpitation, with fainting.

Anxiety: Aconite, Agaricus, Ananth., Ambra, Ammonium carb. Ant. tart., Aspar., Bellad., Calcar., Calcarea phosph., Camphora, Cann. sat., Cent. tag., China sulph., Colchic., Crocus., Cuprum met., Digit., Glonoin., Graphites, Jacea, Kali nit., Kalmia, Kreosotum, Laches., Lachnanth., Millef., Natr. carb., Oleand., Sepia, Spigel., Spongia, Thea, Tabac., Therid., Veratrum

Anxiety about the Heart: Aconite, Ambra, Camphora, Cann. sat., Canthar., Cuprum, Glonoin., Jacea, Kreosotum, Laches., Lachnanth., Therid.

Heart beats quicker and stronger; fear of death: Aconite

With sensation of pressure: Agaricus

Causing oppression of breathing and flushes of heat: Ambra.

With sudden sensation, as though the heart stood still: Digit.

With vomiting of mucus and bile: Ant. tart.

With weakness: Glonoin.

With sensation of dilatation of heart: Cent. tag.

When lying, with beating like waves: Jacea.

With hasty speech; restless; Laches.

With stitches: Lachnanth.

Sharp pains radiate to arm and left shoulder: Therid.

Anxiety and apprehensive feeling at pit of stomach, with oppression of breathing and palpitation: Cann. sat.

– – and Palpitation: Ammonium carb., Ananth., Aspar., Camphora, China sulph., Colchic., Crocus, Jatropha, Natr. carb., Lycopodium virg., Oleand., Sepia, Stann., Sumbul, tarent., Veratrum alb.

As if dying, with audible palpitation: Ammonium carb., Baryta carb.

With nosebleed: Graphit.

When ascending, and at night when lying on the left side. Natr. carb.

Chest feels expanded: Oleand.

With anxiety about things which happened years ago: Sepia.

With or without anxiety: Acid Sulphuricum

Without anxiety: Sarsap.

Violent, anxious, visible palpitation, with fainting: Veratrum alb.

Anguish: Ananth., Arnica, Aurum, Nitr. ac., Pulsat., tarent. Coming from praecordial region, driving him from place to place. Frequent attacks of anguish about the heart, with trembling fearfulness: Aurum. And Palpitation on going upstairs: Nitr. ac.

Violent paroxysms of palpitation, often with anguish and obscuration of sight: Pulsat.

Agony: Aurum (with palpitation).

Alarm: Sepia, Spongia.

Fear: Ananth., Aconite, Mercur., Lilium tigrinum, Nux mosch.

Of death: Aconite, Ananth.

With palpitation: Mercur.

Of apoplexy, with palpitation: Nux mosch.

Palpitation without fear, mostly during day: Sarsap.

Inclined to tears: tarent.

Weeping: tarent.

Moaning: tarent.

Sadness: Ananth.

Oppression: Ambra, Cann. sat., Caustic., Spigel., tarent.

Of breathing and flushes of heat: Ambra.

Of breathing and palpitation: Cann. sat., Caustic.

With lowness of spirits: Caustic.

And stitches about the heart, sometimes synchronous with the pulse: Spigel.

And pain as if some misfortune had happened: tarent.

PECULIAR SYMPTOMS

Great anxiety, as if dying, with audible palpitation: Ammonium carb.

Fear of apoplexy, particularly with palpitation: Argentum met.

Noticing the breathing of the heart increases it: Argentum nitr., Baryta carb., Lycopodium virg.

Praecordial distress when loudly spoken to: Camphora.

Sensation as if the heart would stop beating if she dared to move: Digit.

Fears that unless constantly on the move her heart will cease beating: Gelsem.

Fears he has heart disease: Lilium tigrinum

Weakness at the heart as if life was ebbing away: Mercur.

Palpitation of the heart, renewed when thinking of it: Baryta carb.

Sensation of dilatation of the heart, with anxiety: Cent. tag.

Violent beating of the heart while lying upon the back: Kali nitr.

A sudden sensation as though the heart stood still, with anxiety: Digit.

Oppression and pain at the heart as if a misfortune had happened: tarent.

He felt as if he were continually falling into deliquium: Thea. Praecordial anxiety, alternating with slight vertigo: Hydrastis ac.

Awakens with trembling at the heart and agitation as if frightened: Mercur.

Suddenly awakened after midnight with suffocation, great alarm, anxiety: Spongia.

Heart-beats intermit, the intervals so long that they excite fear of death: Nux mosch.

Heartburn intermits when thinking of it: Acid oxalicum

Stitches about the heart, sometimes synchronous with the pulse, with anxiety and oppression: Spigel.

From giving directions in her domestic affairs, great palpitation of heart and anxiety: STannum.

AGGRAVATIONS.

Worse from indignation: China sulph.

At night: Mercur., Natr. carb., Spongia.

With fear: Mercur.

At midnight: Kali nitr.

In bed: Kali nitr.

After midnight : Spongia (with suffocation).

During the day: Baryta carb., China sulph., Sarsap.

After dinner: Sepia.

When ascending: Natr. carb., Nitr. ac., Lycopodium virg.

On going up-stairs. Nitr. ac.

While lying: Jacea, Kali nitr.

Lying on the back: Kali nitr.

With restlessness: Aurum, Camphora, Laches.

Driving from place to place: Aurum.

Tossing about : Camphora.

Worse from motion: Aspar.

Worse quick motion: Coccul.

Worse from deep inspiration: Lycopodium virg.

Worse mental excitement: Coccul., Lycopodium virg.

Worse mental emotions: Nux vomica, Podoph., Sepia.

Palpitation renewed when thinking of it: Argentum nit., Baryta carb., Lycopodium virg., Sumbul.

Palpitation after drinking beer, increased by paying attention to it: Sumbul.

AMELIORATIONS.

Better from pressure: China sulph. (palpitation).

Better from change of position: China sulph.

Better from stretching : China sulph.

Better sitting up: Kali nitr.

Relieved by yawning: Crocus. Pain not increased by pressure: Hydrastis ac.

CARDIAC ACTION AND ACCOMPANIMENTS

SYMPTOMS OF CARDIAC ACTION AND PULSE CHARACTERS NOT DEFINITELY OR SPECIFICALLY RECORDED AS BEING CHARACTERIZED BY ACCELERATION OR RETARDATION.

Abrotanum: Weak and small.

Absinthium: Heart thumps; can be heard in the scapular region.

Acetic ac.: Very weak and small.

Aconitine: Weakness of the beating and sounds of the heart. Heart’s action almost imperceptible.

Aconitum: Small, intermittent, irregular; quicker than the beat of the heart; full, hard (and frequent), succeeding chill, during which it was small and weak. During three beats the apex strikes only once.

Aconitum cam. : Pulse and beat of heart sometimes intermit for several seconds.

Actea: Feeble in the morning, with trembling and weakness. Heart’s action ceases suddenly impending suffocation.

Agaricus: Feeble, scarcely perceptible.

Agnus: Often imperceptible.

Aloes: Suppressed after vomiting.

Alumina: Either unchanged or full (and accelerated).

Amygdalae am. aq.: Heart beats very feebly. Beat of heart feeble, sometimes intermittent. Pulse scarcely perceptible. Pulse becomes imperceptible.

Amyl nitr.: The beating of the heart and of the carotids is in some persons very marked. Cardiac oppression and tumultuous heart action. Tumultuous heart action. In all cases the pulse was first function to show any indication of the action of the drug. The sphygmographic pulse-curve ends abruptly in a very sudden downfall.

Apis: Feeble, scarcely perceptible at wrist; at times intermittent and imperceptible.

Apocynum: Pulse 45 between attacks of vomiting; feeble.

Argentum: Beat sometimes omits; often unchanged.

Argentum nitr.: Irregular, intermittent, with an unpleasant sensation of fulness; exertion causes strong beating, worse when noticing it.

Arnica: Intermittent, feeble, hurried, irregular, fluttering.

Arsenicum: Heart beats more rapidly and stronger when lying on the back.

Asafoetida: Unchanged; unequal.

Asclepias tub.: Pulse a little disturbed after dinner.

Asparagus: Irregular, quickened, two-fold stroke of the heart. Pulsation of the heart perceptible to the feel and hearing; also upon moderate motion. The beat of the heart hardly perceptible. Pulse small and compressible.

Aurum: Violent beating of the heart after exertion. Baryta ac.: Irregular pulse.

Baryta mur.: Beating of the heart very irregular; pulse scarcely perceptible. Pulse soft and irregular.

Belladonna: At times small and soft.

Benzoic ac.: Full.

Bismuthum: Strong heart-beat; pulse contracted, somewhat spasmodic, and at times intermittent.

Borax: Circulation irregular, face bluish, especially around the mouth, nose and eyes, with blue look of finger-ends and feet; with attacks during which the child became prostrated and as if suffocating.

Cactus: Irregularity of the heart’s action (at times frequent; at others slow).

Camphora: Full, weak; not perceptible.

Cannabis sat.: Very weak; frequently almost imperceptible.

Cantharis: Very variable; at times intermittent, feeble, scarcely perceptible.

Capsicum: Irregular, often intermitting.

Carbo veg.: Thread-like, weak and small; intermittent.

Cereus bonplanti: Pulse a little irregular just after dinner. A little before 6 a.m. counted pulse for one minute; found several dicrotic beats and intermissions in that time.

Chamomilla: Frequently very unequal, and then for a time weak.

Chininum sulph: Extreme praecordial anxiety. This evening, at 6 o’ clock, a nap, with hands joined over top of head, lying on back; was awakened at 6.45; the heart beat with abnormal impulse, felt through most of chest (and too frequently); better by lying still a while, then stirring about moderately. Pulse regular and very weak; scarcely perceptible.

Cinchona: Feeble, unequal, intermitting.

Cicuta vir.: Pulse weak. Pulse soft, small and scarcely perceptible.

Clematis: Unchanged.

Conium: Unequal in strength and sometimes irregular in rhythm.

Crot. hor.: Pulse scarcely perceptible, with faintness. Pulse not perceptible at the wrist.

Croton tigl. : Very perceptible pulsation and throbbing of the heart. Pulse small. Small and contracted pulse. Pulse at first weak, becoming stronger and fuller, then regular.

Cuprum: Very changeable, thready, tense.

Cuprum ac.: Pulse small, irregular, at times convulsive. Pulse small, contracted, but regular.

Curare: Irregular pulse, sometimes intermitting and always hard.

Digitalis: Violent, but not very rapid, beating of the heart. Intermitting the third, fifth or seventh beat.

Dulcamara: Collapsed (Hering). Great cardiac excitement. Pulse quiet, but small and rather hard, in the evening (Allen).

Gelsemium: A peculiar action of the heart, as though it attempted its beat, which it failed fully to accomplish, the pulse intermitting each time; worse lying, especially on the left side.

Glonoinum: Laborious action of the heart, easily excited.

Helleborus: Almost imperceptible.

Hyoscyamus: Weak and irregular.

Hydrocyanic ac.: Heart’s action very weak. Heart’s action very irregular, pulse hardly to be felt. Pulse irritable, small and of unequal force. Pulse not perceptible, while the action of the heart was but feebly to be felt. No radial pulse on either side.

Hypericum: Hard beating of the heart.

Iberis: Irregularity increased by exertion.

Ignatia: Variable.

Jaborandi: Sphygmographic tracing, at different stages of the administration of this drug, showed almost complete asystolia, with a very noticeable diminution of vascular tension during the sweating stage. No close relation existed between the rapidity of the pulse and the fall of temperature; in one lad, whose pulse was intermittent, the medicine entirely relieved this irregularity.

Jatropha: The beating of the heart suddenly became distinct to the hand, and was even felt in the chest. Violent beating of the heart, shaking the chest, when walking slowly about the room. Almost pulseless. Pulse small, thready, and intermittent.

Kali bich. : Irregular, small, contracted, with nosebleed.

Kali brom.: HEart’s action feeble and intermitting.

Kali carb.: Intermits; heart’s action irregular or weak.

Kali chlor.: Violent, almost audible beating of the heart, oppression of the chest, and cold feet.

Kali nitr.: Violent beating of the heart, in the evening, in bed, on account of which he woke. Violent beating of the heart while lying upon the back, so that she awoke at midnight, and sat up full of anxiety.

Kalmia: ARms feel weak; pulse scarcely perceptible; limbs cold. The third or fourth beat is harder and is followed by an intermission.

Kreosote: Small and hard.

Laurocerasus: Irregular. Often imperceptible.

Lilium tigr.: Rapid beating, 160 to 170 per minute.

Lycopodium: Unaltered.

Lycopus virg.: Cardiac depression, causing faintness, in the evening. Intermittent character of cardiac pulsation; intermission at seventh, eighth, sixth, twenty-first, ninth, twenty-third and eighty-eighth, on waking at 6.30 a.m.; later the heart beats regularly at 70.

Manganum acet.: Very uneven and irregular (sometimes rapid, soft; slow); but constantly soft and weak.

Mate: Acts more strongly on the heart than any other similar beverage.

Mercurius : Imperceptible, with warmth of the body.

Mercurius cor.: Small, weak, intermitting; sometimes trembling.

Mercurius cyan.: Violent and abrupt beating of the heart. Pulse 70 to 76; small, but compressible. Heart’s impulse and sound weak.

Mercurius iod. flav.: Sudden, spasmodic action; labored, weak, irregular.

Mezereum: At times intermittent.

Naja trip.: Unusual beating of the heart, audible to himself.

Natrum mur.: Irregular intermission of beating of the heart and of pulse; worse lying on left side. Intermits every third beat.

Nicotinum: Constant sinking of the pulse.

Nitric acid: Irregular. One normal, followed by two small, rapid beats, fourth beat intermits.

Nux mosch.: Small, weak; intermits, the intervals so long that they excite fear of death.

Nux vomica: Intermits every four or five beats.

Oleander: Pulse small, irregular, periodically intermitting. Intermissions every fourth or fifth beat. Pulse very irregular, at one time rapid, at another very slow (Hering). At one time full, at another very soft and weak (Allen).

Oleander: Changeable, irregular.

Opium: Pulsating arteries and swollen veins on the neck. Pulse varies. Irregular and unequal; imperceptible.

Phosphoric ac.: Irregular, sometimes intermitting one or two beats.

Physostigma: I took a cup of strong coffee, after which I speedily felt an indefinable change within me, and, on examining the condition of the heart, I found it had become perfectly and permanently regular. Happening to get on the left side, my attention was, for the first time, directed to the tumultuous action of the heart, which compelled me to turn on the back again, to escape the strange sensation. Heart’s action irregular; intermissions every third, fourth or fifth beat. The heart and pulse extremely feeble and tumultuously irregular. Pulse of the right side nearly double the strength of that of the left.

Phytolacca: Small, irregular, with great excitement in the chest, especially in the cardiac region; full, but soft.

Pilocarpinum: Weakness of the heart. The pulse-curve at first exhibits an increased systolic elevation, a more abrupt curve, a more sudden downfall, and a very decided recurrent elevation; the artery is filled rapidly and violently and collapses suddenly; symptoms of relaxed tone of the vessels and accelerated heart’s action; the character of the pulse-curve is most pronounced after ten or fifteen minutes; it gradually returns to the normal. Diminution of the arterial tension a few minutes after the injection, even before perspiration. After the perspiration the pulse falls and gradually sinks to the normal.

Platina: Regular, but sometimes weak, sometimes tremulous.

Plumbum: Variable.

Psorinum: Weak, feeble.

Pulsatilla: Small and weak; often scarcely perceptible.

Rhus ven.: Pulse 72, rather weak.

Ruta: Unchanged.

Sabina: Unequal.

Sanguinaria: Irregularity of heart’s action and pulse, with coldness, insensibility, irregularity, with great weakness.

Saponinum: Pulse weak, hardly perceptible. Weak pulse.

Scutellaria: In the evening a marked change in the heart took place, the average number of beats per minute would scarcely exceed the normal standard, but were exceedingly variable, being at one moment strong and full, and then gradually diminishing until they became exceedingly soft and thread-like.

Secale: Often unchanged, even during violent attacks; at times intermittent or suppressed; small, empty, weak.

Sepia: Interruption of the beating of the heart, mostly after dinner; alarmed; quivering motion. Occasional hard “thump”.

Spigelia: Irregular, trembling.

Staphisagria: Trembling beating of the heart; often trembling.

Stramonium: Full, hard, strong; irregular; small and spasmodic; sometimes double (and very quick), with quiet respiration.

Strychninum: The heart’s action was distinctly felt by the hand applied to the chest. Tumultuous action of the heart. Impulse of the heart strong. Irregular action of the heart. Pulse large and full. Pulse full and strong, but irregular. Pulse imperceptible.

Sumbul: Pulse very compressible during the flush; pulse very irregular; pulse full, very irregular, compressible in the evening.

Tabacum: Aching pain in the cardiac region, generally worse at night, with frequent intermissions of the pulse and of the heart’s action. Both sounds of the heart clear, but the action was relaxed and occasionally intermittent. The heart-sounds were muffled and seemed to almost run into each other. Systolic murmur in aortic area and in course of large vessels. On applying the hand over the cardiac region, the impulse conveyed to it was of marked peculiarity, much resembling, as was conceived at the time, the purring tremor, or fremissement cataire of French writers, which is likely to accompany aortic regurgitation. Sounds of the heart inaudible, and its movements scarcely felt. Strong pulsation of the temporal arteries. Heart beat so violently he was compelled to give up active exercise. Heart beat irregularly, with a slight anaemic murmur. Heart’s action very feeble. Violent pulse. Pulse soft, full and feeble. (Allen). Imperceptible, small, intermittent (Hering).

Tanacetum: Feeble cardiac action and all the signs of impending dissolution. Pulse fuller and more incompressible. Irregular pulse. Pulseless.

Tarentula: Diseases of the heart, and particularly of the circulatory system, become worse after wetting the hands in cold water. Inability to lie down on account of the extreme anguish it caused in the praecordial region; did not retire to bed nor sleep for four nights. Praecordial anxiety; tumultuous beating of the heart. Violent anguish of the heart. Great irregularity in the circulation. Irregular pulse. Trembling at the heart and thumping, as when frightened, or when hearing bad news.

Terebinthina: Pulse thready and scarcely perceptible. Weak, irregular and intermittent in the evening.

Thea: The fluttering of the heart has been succeeded by a momentary suspension of its action and long-continued swoonings. Pulse quick, small and feeble. Very irregular, intermittent pulse. Pulse scarcely discernible and extremely irregular.

Thuya : Violent pulsations in the evening.

Valeriana: In the first quarter of an hour the beats are full and vigorous, in the second the diastole is shorter, the whole body being agreeably warm, and a trembling anxious sensation being experienced, which seems to come out of the abdomen. Pulse weak and small in the forenoon (Allen).

Veratrum vir: Heart beats loud, strong (suddenly increases and gradually decreases below normal); irregular, intermittent.

Zincum: Irregular, spasmodic action of the heart; occasionally one violent “thump.”

PULSE CHARACTERS.

Large: Bellad., Strychnin.

Small: Abrotanum, Acid aceticum, Aconite, Agaricus, Aspar., Carb. veg., Cicut. vir., Crot. tigl. Cuprum ac., Digit., Dulcam., Hyosc., Ignat., Jatropha, Kali bich., Kreosotum, Lauroc., Mercurius cor., Mercurius cyan., Nitr. ac., Nux mosch., Phytol., Plumbum, Pulsat., Squilla, Stramon., Thea., Valer.

Strong: Crot. tigl., Bismuth. Rhodod., Scutel., Spigelia, Stramon, Strychnin.

Weak: Abrotanum, Acid aceticum, Aconite, Agnus., Benz. ac., Berber., Camphora, Cann. sat., Carb. veg., China sulph., Crot. tigl., Coloc., Hydrastis ac., Hyosc., Kalmia, Mang. ac., Mercurius cor., Mercurius cyan, Mercurius iod., flav., Acid Muriaticum, Nux mosch., Oleand., Pilocarp., Platina. Psorin., Pulsat., Rhodod., Rhu. ven., Sapon., Thuya, Valer., Verbascum vir.

During the day: Mercur.

In the morning: Thuya.

Feeble: Amyg. am., Actea rac., Agaricus, Apis, Apocynum, Arnica, Canthar., Cinchon., Colchic., Kali brom., Physos., Tabac., Thea.

With trembling and weakness. Actea.

Full: Aconite, Alumina, Bellad., Camphora, Colchic., Crot. tigl., Natr. mur., Opium, Oleand., Scutel., Stramon., Strychnin, Sumbul, Tabac., Tanac.

Pulsating arteries and swollen veins in the neck. Opium.

Empty: Secale.

Compressible: Aspar., Mercurius cyan., Sumbul.

During the flush: Sumbul.

In the evening: Sumbul.

Incompressible: Tanac.

Tense: Cuprum met.

Contracted: Bismuth., Crot. tigl., Cuprum ac., Kali bich., Plumbum. With nosebleed: Kali bich.

Hard: Aconite, Curare, Dulcam., Hypericum, Kreosotum, Plumbum.

Soft: Baryta mur., Bellad., Cicuta vir., Mang. ac., Oleand., Scutell., Tabac., Veratrum alb., Verbascum vir. Constantly soft and weak: Mang. ac.

Tumultuous: Amyl nitr., Physos., Strychnin., tarent.

Trembling: Mercurius cor., Rhus., Spigel., Staphis., Stramon.

Tremulous: Platin.

Thready: Cuprum., Jatropha, Terebintha

Thread-like: Aconite, Carb. veg., Scutell.

Fluttering: Arnica, Thea.

With long-continued swooning: Thea.

Dicrotic: Cereus bon.

Suppressed: Aloes, Secale.

After vomiting: Aloes.

Collapsed: Dulcam.

Almost Imperceptible: Aconite, Aconitine, Agaricus, Agnus, Amyg. am., apis, Aspar., Cann. sat., Canthar., Chin, sulph., cic. vir., Crot. hor., Hydrastis ac., Kalmia, Lauroc., Oleand., Pulsat., Sapon., Terebintha, Thea.

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