An alkaloid found in the following plants: Chenopodium vulvaria, Crataegus oxyacantha, Sorbus accuparia, Phallus impudicus, Pyrus communis, Arnica montana, Cotyledon umbilicus, Fagus sylvatica, etc.; also in Herring-brine, Cod liver oil, etc.
Authority. M. Dujardin-Beaumetz, Nouvelles Recherches sur in Trimethylamine, Paris, 1873; 1. effects on himself, of 50 centigrams of the muriate dissolved in water; 2. another person in perfect health took 75 centigrams of the muriate; 3. results of several experiments.
This drug, according to several experiments on patients, etc., diminishes the amount of urea; in one case there was a diminution of over 2 grams during twenty-four hours, in another 2.24 grams, in another a diminution of 3 grams, Plus 3. Pulse 88 (before the experiment); 84 (after one hour); 82 (later); 76 (after two hours). There was not only a diminution in the number of pulsations, but also a modification in the force, as shown by the tracing (it shows no special modification, with the exception of diminution in the force of the heart’s action), Plus 2. Pulse 78 (before the experiment); 76 (after one hour); 74 (after one hour and a half); 72 (after two hours); 78 (after four hours), Plus 1.
Temperature 37.4* (before the experiment); 37.2* (after one hour); 37* (after one hour and a half); 36.8* (after two hours), Plus 1. Temperature 37* (before the experiment); 36.8* (after one hour); 36.4* (later); 36* (after two hours), Plus 2.