Aconitine (C27H40NO10) is obtained from the roots and stems of Aconitum napellus, L.This must not be confounded with “Morson’s (English) Aconitine” (same as Nepalin of Fluckiger, or Napellin of Wigger, or Pseudo aconitine of Huebschmann), which is obtained from Aconitum ferox.
Intellect most perfect, and even vivid, Thought slow; long thinking impossible; all attention disturbed, Loss of sense.
Vertigo Confusion of head very great.Headache.
Pain in head and face more intense after the slightest mental exertion.
Pupil dilated (both from internal and local use).Dimness of vision.
Sense of pressure in ears.Roaring in ears.
A peculiar drawing, pressive sensation in the cheeks on upper jaw, the forehead (region of nervus trigeminus), increases in intensity, at first intermittent wandering, becomes a continuous pain of great intensity.
Burning on tip of tongue and lips.Unpleasant taste, nauseous, bitter.
Dryness in throat.Every attempt to swallow followed by the spasmodic contractions characteristic of hydrophobia, but they were not renewed by the sight of water.
Eructations, immediately. Severe vomiting, which recurred every two or three minutes, and was performed by a sudden, jerking action of the abdominal muscles, accompanied by a loud shout.
Rumbling in bowels (immediately).
Diuresis very marked.
Cough, with easy expectoration. Respiration difficult.
Heart and Pulse.
Weakness of the beating and sounds of the heart. Heart’s action almost imperceptible. Pulse, at first, on entering a warm room, more frequent, then sinks far below normal, is small, weak, and intermittent. Pulse falls to 60, and in two hours after taking the medicine was so feeble as to be almost imperceptible and difficult to count.
Extremities in General.
Trembling of limbs.Relaxation of joints.
Formication on the feet and hands.
All the convulsive movements were easily excited by simply touching him.Great depression of the circulation.
Pains in jaws, nape of neck, and limbs.
Muscular weakness, even to inability to stand up.
Great muscular weakness.
Patient fearfully collapsed.
General formication.Sense as if the epidermis would scale off.
Skin seems dotted with red points.
Horripilation.Surface cold, sweating, and quite pale.
Head and face suddenly very warm; this warmth extends over the whole body, is most intense in the region of the stomach and bowels, and accompanied by sweat.
Sleep and Dreams.