SPHERE OF ACTION
Acts especially upon that part of the ganglionic nervous system that presides over the gastro-intestinal canal, and the blood.
Affects particularly the mouth and anus; also the genito- urinary organs, and skin.
Its action upon the cerebro-spinal system is through sympathy from the great irritation of the ganglionic centres.
Digestive Organs.-Excessive dryness of the mouth and tongue; it is heavy and paralyzed; the patient cannot move it at all, even if conscious,-RAUE.
Aphthae and ulceration of the mouth and throat, with extremely foul breath.
Inflamed, swollen, and tender salivary glands; ulcers in the mouth the throat slough and extend together. It is one of the few medicines which have a specific action on the tongue; it has been used successfully for many affections of that organ.
Cannot bear the slightest touch upon the anus, which often itches violently, and is not relieved by scratching.
Exceeding tenderness of the anus; she cannot bear the least touch, not even of the sheet.
If the anus be very sensitive, either with or without haemorrhoids, Muriatic acid is sure to be the remedy.
Largely protruding piles; bluish, and extremely sensitive and painful.
Varices of the anus, which are exceedingly sore to the touch; much prostration.
Diarrhoea, with intolerable itching of the anus, which is sometimes so sore that it cannot be touched.
Watery diarrhoea; stools and urine involuntary.
Generative Organs of Women.-Very sad and silent during the menses, as if she would die.
Menses too early and too profuse, with extremely sore hemorrhoids, which sometimes itch terribly.
Uterine ulceration; putrid discharge, very sensitive, and attended with a great sense of weakness.
Leucorrhoea, with exceeding soreness of the anus, either from piles, or from fissure.
Stitches and pain in the vagina.
Fever. Sighing, with great debility and sliding down in bed.
Febris stupida; constant sliding down in bed; groaning and moaning in sleep; muttering and unconsciousness whilst awake.- RAUE.
Pulse intermittent every third beat. RAUE.
Adapted to low fevers where there is putrescence of the fluids.
Scarlatina maligna; intense redness rapidly breaking out all over the body, with coma; great anxiety and restlessness; dark bluish-red fauces.-RAUE.
In low fevers, paralytic inability to void the urine.
Great sensitiveness to damp weather.