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Physiological Action. The Oxalate has a slightly metallic taste, is sedative to the stomach, and has a selective sedative action on the motor distribution of the pneumogastric nerve. It is an insoluble white powder, and is given in doses of gr. j-x, in pill.
Therapeutics. Cerium Oxalate was introduced by Sir James Simpson as a remedy for vomiting, especially that of pregnancy. It is useful in—
- Reflex Vomiting,—5 to 10-grain doses, in the vomiting of pregnancy, also in the vomiting of phthisis and bronchitis; but large doses must be used for several days, to obtain any decided benefit.
- Cough with Vomiting,—is remarkably benefited by this salt.
- Gastralgia and Diarrhoea,—it may be used instead of Bismuth.
A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics, and Prescription Writing, 1902, by Sam'l O. L. Potter, M.D., M.R.C.P.L.