Poulsson's Text-Book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Poulsson's Text-Book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

1st Edition - January 1, 1938

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  • Author: Stanley Alstead
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225845

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Poulsson’s Text-Book of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Second English Edition covers the considerable progress in understanding the basic principles, applications, and classifications of drugs and other organic compounds of therapeutic interest. This text is divided into six chapters, each dealing with a specific classification of drugs. The first chapter describes the so-called protoplasmic poisons, which are organic substances that are characterized by their specific effects after absorption on the nervous and muscular systems, while local effects are altogether absent or insignificant. The second chapter examines the organic remedies that principally act locally, such as at the point of application, while the action after absorption is unimportant or is not utilized in medicine. The third and fourth chapters explore the main groups containing the inorganic bodies. These chapters demonstrate that the inorganic compounds differ from the organic, whose activity is due to the unchanged entire molecules, and they are subjected to dissociation. The fifth chapter considers the digestive ferments and foodstuffs, while the sixth chapter is concerned with antitoxins and bacterial products. This book will be of value to pharmacologists, pharmacists, researchers, and pharmacology and pharmacy students.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction

    I.-Organic Remedies Acting After Absorption

    1. Narcotics of the Methane Series

    General Characters

    Ether and Chloroform

    Other Anresthetics



    2. Nitrous Oxide

    3. Prussic Acid

    Carbon Monoxide

    4. Curarine

    5. Strychnine

    6. Hydrastis Alkaloids

    7. Opium Alkaloids

    8. Cannabinol (Oannabis Indica)

    9. The Cocaine Series

    10. Atropine

    11. Agaricine

    12. Muscarine and Pilocarpine

    13. Physostigmine

    14. Nicotine and Lobeline

    15. Coniine and Sparteine

    16. Colchicine

    17. Aconitine

    18. Veratrine

    19. Apomorphine

    20. Emetine

    21. Saponins

    22. Camphor

    23. The Picrotoxin Group

    24. The Digitoxin Group (Digitalis)

    25. Purine Derivatives (the Caffeine Group)

    26. Adrenaline and Ephedrine

    27. Ergot

    28. The Pituitary Body. Sex Hormones

    29. Insulin

    30. Liver Preparations

    31. Thyroid Gland

    32. Nitrites (Amyl Nitrite)

    33. Quinine

    34. The Antipyrine Group

    35. Antiseptics of the Aromatic Series

    General Characteristics

    Aromatic Hydrocarbons

    Phenol (Carbolic Acid)



    Bivalent Phenols

    Trivalent Phenols




    Tar and Ichthyol

    Benzoic and Cinnamic Acids

    Salicylic Acid

    Other Aromatic Acids

    36. Formaldehyde

    II.—Organic Substances Acting Locally

    1. Mucilaginous Drugs

    2. Sweetening Agents

    3. Fats

    4. Volatile Oils

    General Characteristics

    Aromatic Volatile Oils used principally as Perfuming and Flavouring Agents

    Malodorous Volatile Oils used as Nerve Remedies

    Volatile Oils used as Genito-urinary Disinfectants

    5. Bitters

    6. Skin-Irritants

    Oil of Mustard

    The Turpentine Group


    7. Astringents (the Tannic Acid Group)

    8. Vegetable Purgatives

    General Remarks

    Castor Oil and Croton Oil

    The Anthracene Derivatives

    The Jalap and Colocynth Group

    9. Anthelmintics

    III.—Salts of Light Metals, Alkalies, Acids, Halogens, Oxidizers, Etc.

    1. Ion-Action and Salt-Action

    2. Salt-Action (continued). Water and Common Salt

    3. Salts with Tardy Absorption. Saline Purgatives

    4. Potassium

    5. Hydrates and Carbonates of the Alkalies (Alkalies)

    6. Soap

    7. Sulfur, Hydrogen Sulphide and Alkaline Sulphides

    8. Ammonia and Ammonium

    9. Metals of the Alkaline Earths. Calcium and the Parathyroid Hormone

    10. Acids

    11. Carbon Dioxide (Carbonic Acid)

    12. Oxalic Acid

    13. Boracic Acid and Borax

    14. Chlorates

    15. Nitrates

    16. Sulfurous Acid and Sulfites

    17. Hypophosphites

    18. Halogens

    19. Iodoform

    20. Iodides

    21. Bromides

    22. The Oxygen Group (Oxidisers)

    IV.—The Heavy Metals and Metalloids

    1. General Properties

    2. Arsenic

    3. Bismuth

    4. Mercury

    5. Antimony

    6. Iron

    7. Silver

    8. Copper

    9. Zinc

    10. Lead

    11. Aluminium

    12. Chromium

    13. Phosphorus

    14. Metals Less Frequently Employed

    V.—Ferments and Food-Stuffs

    1. Ferments

    2. Food-Stuffs Including Vitamins

    Albuminous Preparations


    Fats (Cod-Liver Oil)

    VI.—Antitoxins and Bacterial Products

    1. General Remarks

    2. Diphtheria Antitoxin

    3. Tetanus Antitoxin

    4. Other Kinds of Serum

    5. Prophylactic and Diagnostic Agents

Product details

  • No. of pages: 570
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1938
  • Published: January 1, 1938
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483225845

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