APOMORPHINUM

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Symptoms of the homeopathic medicine APOMORPHINUM from A Text Book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics by A.C. Cowperthwaite. Find all the symptoms of APOMORPHINUM

      An alkaloid obtained by treating morphine with hydrochloric acid. Preparation. Triturations. General Analysis and Therapeutics The essential feature of this drug is its wonderful power in producing emesis, its only characteristic symptom being “Inclination to vomit. Vomiting without previous nausea; easy; of water as soon as drank; of milk.” Its homoeopathic use has therefore been restricted to vomiting of a similar nature as that described. Vomiting of food with or without organic disease; vomiting from pregnancy, uterine displacements, or other uterine or ovarian irritation. Seasickness. The value of Apomorphinum as an emetic should be borne in mind, it being especially applicable when prompt emesis is required, in cases of poisoning, etc. In such cases the best method of using is by hypodermic injections, one-teeth of a grain producing full emesis in an adult in from five to fifteen minutes. (It should not be used for opium poisoning). Compare Cuprum, Ipecac, Sanguinaria, Veratrum alb., Zincum met.

 

+ An alkaloid obtained by treating morphine with hydrochloric acid. Preparation. Triturations.

General Analysis and Therapeutics The essential feature of this drug is its wonderful power in producing emesis, its only characteristic symptom being “Inclination to vomit. Vomiting without previous nausea; easy; of water as soon as drank; of milk.” Its homoeopathic use has therefore been restricted to vomiting of a similar nature as that described. Vomiting of food with or without organic disease; vomiting from pregnancy, uterine displacements, or other uterine or ovarian irritation. Seasickness. The value of Apomorphinum as an emetic should be borne in mind, it being especially applicable when prompt emesis is required, in cases of poisoning, etc. In such cases the best method of using is by hypodermic injections, one-teeth of a grain producing full emesis in an adult in from five to fifteen minutes. (It should not be used for opium poisoning).

Compare Cuprum, Ipecac, Sanguinaria, Veratrum alb., Zincum met.

About the author

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. Cowperthwaite

A.C. (Allen Corson) Cowperthwaite 1848-1926.
ALLEN CORSON COWPERTHWAITE was born at Cape May, New Jersey, May 3, 1848, son of Joseph C. and Deborah (Godfrey) Cowperthwaite. He attended medical lectures at the University of Iowa in 1867-1868, and was graduated from the Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia in 1869. He practiced his profession first in Illinois, and then in Nebraska. In 1877 he became Dean and Professor of Materia Medica in the recently organized Homeopathic Department of the State University of Iowa, holding the position till 1892. In 1884 he accepted the chair of Materia Medica, Pharmacology, and Clinical Medicine in the Homeopathic Medical College of the University of Michigan. He removed to Chicago in 1892, and became Professor of Materia Medica and Therapeutics in the Chicago Homeopathic Medical College. From 1901 he also served as president of that College. He is the author of various works, notably "Insanity in its Medico-Legal Relations" (1876), "A Textbook of Materia Medica and Therapeutics" (1880), of "Gynecology" (1888), and of "The Practice of Medicine " (1901).

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