Nitrate of Silver. AgO, NO5.
First prepared by the Arabians. Introduced into practice by Paracelsus. In olden times called Hell-stone, a prophetic name, indicating the horrible abuse of it in our age. See Skinner’s pamphlet on Diseases of Women.
After the short proving of the 15th centesimal by Hahnemann (see his Materia Medica, 1813), it was not proved until Dr. J. O. Müller proved it and published one of the most learned treatises in medical literature, in 1845, in the Austrian Journal, under Watzke’s editorship. See Vol. 2, 1846, page 1 to 112.
The late Grauvogl, who made it a kind of polychrest, supposed that the silver united with the chlorine always contained in water. Vol. II., § 315.
This could only be ascertained by a proving of Argent mur., like that commenced by Dr. Lembke, Neue Zeitschrift für Klinik, Vol. II., contained in Allen’s Encyclopedia, vol. 1., page 452, but not sufficient for comparison.
Loss of consciousness ; faint feeling.
Loss of memory. θ Headache from dancing.
Loss of memory ; lies with closed eyes, shunning light and conversation. θ Melancholia.
Weakness of memory, which frequently did not allow him to find the right word, hence falters in speech. θ Melancholia.
In conversation, forgetting what he wanted to say, he looked around as if expecting some one to help him out. θ Hypochondriasis.
Time seems to pass very slowly.
Dulness of head, mental confusion ; dizziness ; tendency to fall sideways.
To fix his thoughts on anything, or to give his business any consideration, was impossible for him ; on attempting it, it immediately got dark before his eyes and headache increased. θ Malarial ataxy.
Great weakness of mind. θ Headache.
General appearance imbecile ; talk very childish ; does not work because he thinks it will do him harm, or that he is not able to stand it. θ Hypochondriasis.
Awful faces appear on shutting eyes.
The sight of high houses always made him dizzy and caused him to stagger ; it seemed as if houses on both sides would approach and crush him.
Frequently settled upon time he should die. θ Hypochondriasis.
Thinks he has softening of brain, or some other incurable affection, which almost drives him to despair. θ Hypochondriasis.
When walking gets nervous, thinks he will have a fit or die suddenly, which makes him walk faster, but soon has to stop, because he gets tired. θ Hypochondriasis.
Possessed of distressing idea that all his undertakings will and must fail. θ Melancholia.
Refused food, saying one who does not work should not eat ; but driven by hunger he tried to secretly procure it. θ Melancholia.
Feels as if everything at home had changed and that his mind is weak. θ Hypochondriasis.
He wept and assured every one that he was lost beyond hope for this world ; that no one could delude him in that respect, and no one could reason him out of it. θ Melancholia.
Thoughts about suicide.
Thinks about killing himself. θ Cholera.
On crossing a bridge, almost irresistible desire to jump into river ; meeting some one prevented it. θ Hypochondriasis.
Often awakes his wife or child to have some one to talk to. θ Hypochondriasis.
Constantly talking about his sufferings. θ Hypochondriasis.
Impulsive, must walk very fast ; frequent turns of anxiety.
Always hurried. θ Prolapsus uteri.
If a time is set, becomes uneasy the day before ; is worried and ready long before the time. θ Chronic diarrhoea. θ Epilepsy.
Reserved, sad, taciturn, with dulness of head and throbbing in whole body.
Frequently remains in bed on slightest pretext of being “indisposed”. θ Hypochondriasis.
No real inclination to work. θ Asthma.
Does not work, thinking it will do him harm or that he is not able to stand it. θ Hypochondriasis.
Easily wearied. θ Headache from dancing.
Great weariness and depression. θ Melancholia.
Gloomy, dull ; wishes to do nothing.
Sad ; fear of apoplexy (no apoplexy).
Sad and taciturn, with dulness of head and throbbing in whole body.
Melancholic, constantly complains of vertigo.
Great melancholy and weakness of mind with congestion to head.
Melancholy since an undeserved slight ; fixed idea that he was neglected and despised by his family ; his calling became indifferent to him.
Despaired of help from himself or others. θ Melancholia.
Fits of despondency and all kinds of fanciful notions ; for example, that whilst walking along street he could not pass a given point without falling ; frequently settled on the time he was to die. θ Hypochondriasis.
Alarmed by vertigo and weakness of left side.
Apprehension of some serious disease. θ Hypochondriasis.
Apprehension when ready to go to church or to opera ; diarrhoea sets in.
Easily frightened ; fears disease may result seriously ; weeping mood.
Fear or thinking brings on diarrhoea.
Great nervousness and prostration ; fears to be alone, because he thinks he will die ; is apprehensive of some serious disease, which almost drives him to despair. θ Hypochondriasis.
Fears if passing a certain corner or building that he will drop down and create a sensation ; is relieved by going in another direction. θ Hypochondriasis.
Incessant mental distress, respiration 28, pulsations 88. θ Melancholia.
Tormented with anxiety. θ Asthma.
Frequent attacks of anxiety with weakness in legs, coming on about 11 A. M. ; > after drinking a little whiskey. θ Hypochondriasis.
When walking, becomes faint with anxiety, which makes him walk faster. θ Hypochondriasis.
Became insensible to all social pleasures and lost all desire for labor. θ Melancholia.
Was utterly bereft of all power of will. θ Melancholia.
Very irritable when nervous.
So much unstrung and irritated that, without the knowledge of his physician, he sprang up to get into the open air. θ Malarial ataxy.
Against whatever was proposed he had the queerest objections. θ Melancholia.
She became angry very easily, whereupon she always had to endure for many days stitching pains in chest and cough.
At night very much excited and murmured constantly. θ Typhus.
nerves go so unstrung that he was in a frenzy of excitement ; when seized with these attacks did not desire to move or talk, but always sought a chair and stubbornly stuck to it.
Thinking intently increases headache and causes dimness of vision.
Dulness of head, mental confusion, dizziness, with tendency to fall sideways.
Confusion of head during indigestion. θ Gastralgia.
Confusion of head and constipation.
Perversion of senses. θ Iritis.
Vertigo, with cerebral congestion.
The sight of high houses makes him dizzy, he feels as if they would fall on him.
Vertigo when walking with eyes closed, which alarms him ; staggers when walking in dark, has to seize hold of things.
On stooping while walking he staggers.
Buzzing in ears ; general debility of limbs and trembling.
Vertigo in morning, as if turning in a circle, has to sit or would fall. θ With headache.
Vertigo, dim sight, ringing in ears ; stomach feels relaxed ; > after dinner and from wine ; < from coffee.
Vertigo in morning with headache. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Once during attack of vertigo, left arm became paralyzed, remaining so for several days. θ Hypochondriasis.
Alarmed by vertigo and weakness of whole left side. θ Asthma.
In morning, pain in left side of head, followed by vertigo and on several occasions by momentary blindness. θ Hypochondriasis.
Cerebral complication. θ Iritis.
Loss of consciousness, faint feeling.
Heaviness, especially in occiput. θ Asthma.
Giddiness as if drunk, with lassitude and weakness of lower limbs.
Painful fulness and heaviness in head, with inability to recollect, glowing red cheeks.
Excessive congestion of blood to head, with throbbing of carotids, obliging him to loosen his cravat ; heaviness, stupefying dulness of head, great melancholy and weakness of mind.
Spells of rush of blood to head, since which objects are misty or seem double.
Pulsations in left side of forehead.
Congestion to head and face, head feels much enlarged.
Pain in head, it seems enlarged.
Woke up with dull headache over eyes. θ Hypochondriasis.
Boring in left frontal eminence, < at night in warm bed.
Constant clawing digging in left frontal eminence, with drawing tearing along left arm.
Frontal headache during indigestion. θ Gastralgia.
Complains of a constrictive pain in forehead, as if a small spot, size of a dime, was daily contracting and getting smaller, and thinks as soon as it is drawn together he will be crazy. θ Hypochondriasis.
At 12 o’clock, violent boring in left temple.
Has left-sided headache in morning for several hours. θ Hypochondriasis.
Constantly complains of headache, chiefly confined to right side, although it is left eye that is most dim ; girl, at. 10. θ Myopia.
Digging pains in right hemisphere of brain.
Digging, cutting motion through left hemisphere, from occiput to frontal protuberance, recurs frequently, increases and decreases rapidly.
Dull, pressive, persistent headache encircles calvarium like a wreath.
Stitches from right to left ear, as from a knife.
Constant pains in all parts of head, especially in occiput, which deprived him of sleep. θ Malarial ataxy.
Pressing pains in whole head, from mental exertion or from dancing ; better from firm pressure.
Tendency to headache, especially bad whenever she rose early in morning. θ Myopia.
Headache < in open air, in warmth, at night, from light, mental labor, and > from bandaging head tightly.
Congestive hysterical headache.
Headaches of hysterical young women.
Headaches, particularly habitual gastric headaches, to which delicate or literary men are subject.
Head symptoms are concomitants of all other diseases.
Violent pressure in forehead commencing over eyes, spreading upward to coronal suture ; in morning ; reeling.
In morning pain in left side of head, followed by vertigo, on several occasions by momentary blindness. θ Hypochondriasis.
Headache from dancing, with attacks of vertigo.
Pains in head, finally extended to eyes and lower jaw.
Hemicrania ; pressive, screwing, throbbing pain in one frontal protuberance, temple or into bones of face ; at its height, trembling of whole body, intense nausea, which ends in watery, bilious vomit ; lies senseless, eyes closed, shuns light and conversation. θ Jaundice before attack.
Sick headache followed by debility ; profuse menses.
Headache, with chilliness and trembling of body.
Awakes with headache, pressure deep in brain, with chilliness whole forenoon.
Headache mostly with chilliness, sometimes with increased temperature.
Head feels much enlarged, or eye on affected side.
Feels as if bones of skull separated, with increase of temperature.
Almost constant boring cutting in bones of forehead, vertex, temples and face.
Pressing pains sometimes on vertex, sometimes left frontal bone, > by pressure or tight bandaging ; < from any exhaustive mental labor ; letters then run together.
Frequent sensation of constriction of scalp, as if something were tightly drawn down over skull. θ Hypochondriasis.
Itching, creeping, crawling, as from vermin ; roots of hairs feel as if pulled upward ; she had to scratch all the time.
Herpetic eruption on occiput.
Burning in scalp, which feels as if drawn tight ; cold feeling in eyes.
SIGHT AND EYES.
Intolerance of light. θ Want of accommodation.
Photophobia, eyes filled with mucus. θ Typhus.
Sight worse by candlelight than by daylight. θ Myopia.
Cannot walk in dark without reeling. θ Locomotor ataxia.
If objects come closer than 12 or 14, they are indistinct. θ Want of accommodation.
Far-sighted ; has to push book away to see letters.
Unable to see to thread a needle, unless she holds it up within an inch or two of her eye. θ Myopia.
A cloud continually over left eye in twilight and cloudy weather.
Grey spots and serpent-like bodies moved before him.
Dull expression of eyes ; black motes before eyes, especially before right one. θ Hypochondriasis.
Sight failed for near objects, everything appeared blurred or indistinct. θ Paralysis of accommodation.
Letters become blurred.
Photophobia and weak sight, preventing his writing.
Right pupil dilated, both acting feebly ; sight of left eye diminished. θ Locomotor ataxy.
Vanishing of sight, he must constantly wipe away the mucus.
An attempt to use eyes, even on coarse work, produced pain in eyes and head. θ Want of accommodation.
Such as have been constantly engaged in near work, and obliged to increase power of their glasses from to time to overcome symptoms of asthenopia. θ Hypermetropia.
Eyes red, shuns light, after straining them while sewing ; < in warm room, > in open air.
Pain from brain to eyes. θ Iritis.
Shooting, itching, biting pain in right eye, sometimes very violent ; excessive, photophobia > towards night.
Sensation of fulness, dryness and heat, especially on moving eyeball. θ Iritis.
(Case of paralysis of accommodation is reported in which Argentum nit. 6, four times daily, worked a brilliant cure ; also a case of retino-choroiditis successfully treated by this remedy.)
Dilated pupils. θ Want of accommodation.
Right pupil somewhat contracted, both sensitive to light. θ Locomotor ataxy.
Dull expression of eyes. θ Hypochondriasis.
Coldness in eye, with boring pain in head, scalp as if drawn tightly.
Heat and pain in ball on motion and touch.
Eyeball sensitive to touch. θ Iritis.
Fundus of eye injected, large bloodvessels indistinct.
Ophthalmia, often with intense pain, abating in cool and open air, but intolerable in a warm room.
Syphilitic form of iritis.
Chemosis with strangulated vessels, most profuse purulent discharge, even cornea beginning to get hazy and looking as though it would slough.
Cornea opaque ; ulceration of cornea in newborn infants ; profuse purulent discharge from lids.
Destruction of tissue, as ulcer of cornea, in one case with pains like darts through eye mornings, > evenings ; kerato-iritis with violent congestion of conjunctiva ; a vascular eroded cornea, with terrific pains from vertex into eye and with burning heat in eyes.
From local application of drug, most violent inflammation of conjunctiva of lids and ball ensues, with profuse muco-purulent discharge which is not excoriating to lids.
Acute granular conjunctivitis, conjunctiva intensely pink or scarlet, discharge profuse, inclined to be mucopurulent.
Conjunctiva both ocular and palpebral, becomes congested, swollen and infiltrated, with scarlet redness.
Chemosis of conjunctiva. θ Iritis.
Ciliary blepharitis from being over a fire ; > from cold air and cold applications. θ Ectropion.
Ciliary blepharitis after measles in a hyperopic person. θ Blepharitis.
Non-excoriating lachrymation. θ Iritis.
Canthi as red as blood, caruncula swollen, standing out like a lump of red flesh ; clusters of intensely red vessels, extend from inner canthus to cornea.
The margins of lids are thick and red ; canthi red and sore.
Conjunctiva towards inner canthus is red and swollen, like pterygium.
Burning, biting and itching in eyes, especially in canthi.
With pannus. θ Blepharitis.
Pterygium of a pink color.
Profuse mucous discharge in morning on waking, with dulness of head, especially in forehead and root of nose.
Blepharitis if lids are very red, thick and swollen, especially if complicated with granulations, conjunctivitis or some deeper inflammation of eye.
Discharge causing firm agglutination of lids in morning. θ Blepharitis.
Conjunctiva of ball and lids intensely congested ; bright red granulations on lids ; lids swollen, thick pus discharges.
Lids crusty, swollen, very sore and thick. θ Pannus.
dema of lids and sensation of fulness, dryness and heat, especially on moving ball, which is sensitive to touch ; chemosis ; non-excoriating lachrymation.
dema of lids. θ Iritis.
Boring above left eye.
Left upper eyelid fell further over ball than right.
HEARING AND EARS.
Dull hearing ; complete deafness. θ Typhus.
Ringing in ears ; whizzing and feeling of obstruction, with hard hearing in left ear.
Stitches from right into left ear, with congestion to head.
Fulness and ringing in ears. θ Meningitis.
Tearing pain in ears. θ Earache.
SMELL AND NOSE.
Sense of smell blunted. θ Typhus.
Smell as of pus before nose ; small ulcers in nares.
Great pain in nose. θ Dyspepsia.
** Stenosis of nasal parts, external ear or inferior part of rectum.
Discharge of whitish pus, with clots of blood.
Coryza with stupefying headache over eyes, had to lie down ; sneezing, chilliness, lachrymation, sickly look.
Violent itching of nose, must rub it constantly.
Nasal bones painful as if bruised.
Nasal catarrh, constantly hawking thick tenacious mucus.
Nasal discharge like boiled starch.
Stupid weary look. θ Hypochondriasis.
Complexion sallow. θ Hypochondriasis.
Face blue, heavy breathing, pulseless.
Looks prematurely old ; also in cholera infantum.
Face : sunken, pale bluish ; leaden colored, with nausea ; yellow, dirty looking.
Circumscribed red cheeks.
Left side swollen, with great heat and burning ; lips much swollen and burning.
Neuralgia of head and face, which almost takes away her eyesight. θ Dyspepsia.
During attack of prosopalgia, sour taste.
Infraorbital neuralgia, left side.
Sweat stood in drops on his face. θ Typhus.
Hard, pale blotches in vermilion border of upper lip, sore to touch.
Tetter on chin.
Could not separate his jaws, can only swallow liquids.
Food escapes from mouth during chewing.
Lips : trembled when he spoke ; and finger nails blue. θ Typhus.
Lips dry and viscid, without thirst.
TEETH AND GUMS.
Teeth pain, especially when chewing, eating sour things or putting anything cold into mouth ; grumbling, digging pains as if becoming carious.
Teeth sensitive to cold water.
Teeth black. θ Typhus.
Gums tender and bleed easily ; but neither painful nor swollen.
Gums inflamed and stand off from teeth in shape of indentations.
Chronic irritation of gums.
TASTE, SPEECH, TONGUE.
Taste : sweetish bitter ; sour ; metallic, astringent ; inky ; lost.
Speech stammering. θ Typhus.
Cannot talk ; spasms of muscles of tongue and throat.
Tongue coated white ; yellow white.
Red, painful tip of tongue, papilla erect, prominent.
Tongue dry, hard as a chip, and black like teeth. θ Typhus.
Red streak down middle of tongue.
Tongue dry, with thirst.
Tongue white and moist (Pulsat. after Argentum nitr.)
Tongue furred with clean edges. θ Dyspepsia.
Fetor from mouth ; morning.
Inner mouth covered with a whitish-grey coat.
Tough phlegm in mouth.
PALATE AND THROAT.
Uvula and fauces dark red.
** Chronic induration of tonsils.
Thick tenacious mucus in throat, obliging him to hawk ; causing slight hoarseness.
Rawness, soreness ; scraping in throat, causes hawking and cough.
Sensation as if a splinter was lodged in throat, when swallowing, eructating, breathing, stretching or moving neck.
Wart-like excrescences feel like pointed bodies when swallowing.
Felt as if he had a stick in throat when swallowing.
Sense as if throat was contracted, swallows with pain. θ Dyspepsia.
Swallowing difficult. θ Typhus.
Food feels as if lodged in throat. θ Dyspepsia.
Burning and dryness in fauces and pharynx.
Paroxysms of cramp in oesophagus.
APPETITE, THIRST, DESIRES, AVERSIONS.
Appetite fair. θ Hypochondriasis.
Appetite sometimes fair enough, is generally very bad. θ Myopia.
Appetite good, but nearly all kinds of food distressed, whether abstemious or eating heartily. θ Hypochondriasis.
Appetite dulled by pain. θ Gastric ulcer.
Loss of appetite ; much thirst, or no thirst.
Refuses drink unless it is sweetened, yet thirsty.
Diminished appetite, frequent eructations, nausea with humming in ears. θ Locomotor ataxia.
Want of appetite. θ Melancholia.
Most fond of plum sauce, though swallowing was difficult. θ Typhus.
Irresistible desire for sugar.
Desire for strong cheese.
EATING AND DRINKING.
Eating relieves squeamishness, but increases gastric pains.
Warm fluids relieve, cold aggravate, pains in stomach.
Eating, or a swallow of wine, relieves head ; coffee aggravates.
Sour things lessen nausea.
Pain immediately after eating. θ Dyspepsia.
Ten minutes after eating, flatulence. θ Dyspepsia.
Nausea after each meal, mostly after dinner.
Soon after taking food pain in stomach begins and continues so long as food remains down ; vomiting results about an hour after. θ Gastric ulcer.
Pains come on soon after eating, sometimes immediately on swallowing, as if oesophagus was irritated as much as stomach. θ Gastralgia.
Pain after every meal, half an hour after eating, epigastric, extending to left side. θ Dyspepsia.
Pain after eating, sometimes directly, sometimes an hour or more, with much belching and rumbling in bowels. θ Dyspepsia.
Pain after eating extends from pit of sternum to round along under heart, corresponding to situation of stomach. θ Gastric ulcer.
After a hearty meal, melancholia, especially after liquid food. θ Hypochondriasis.
By a very heavy meal, epileptiform convulsions are brought on.
After drinking, dyspnoea, drinks suffocate. θ Cholera.
Fluids go “right through him.” θ Cholera infantum, etc.
HICCOUGH, BELCHING, NAUSEA AND VOMITING.
Hiccough. θ Cholera.
Wind presses upward, but oesophagus seems spasmodically closed, ineffectual effort to eructate.
Most gastric ailments are accompanied by belching.
Belching after every meal ; stomach as if it would burst with wind ; belching difficult, finally air rushes out with great violence.
Tasteless, or sour eructations, with constriction of bowels.
Flatulence passes upward in quantities, inducing faintness. θ Dyspepsia.
Suffers much from flatulency by mouth. θ Dyspnoea.
Frequent eructations and flatulency.
Great accumulation of gas in stomach, tasteless ; when gas was forming he was greatly distressed, melancholic, nervous ; relieved by belching. θ Hypochondriasis.
Loathing of food. θ Dyspepsia.
Deathly nausea with headache, not abating after vomiting.
Nausea after each meal, most after dinner.
Nausea with constant and troublesome efforts to vomit.
Awakens at midnight, with oppression at stomach as from a heavy lump, inducing vomiting ; in morning throws up glairy mucus which can be drawn into strings ; during afternoon desire to vomit, tremulous weakness.
Vomit streaked brown, flocculent, like coffee-grounds. θ Yellow fever.
The vomited substances tinge the bedding black.
Incessant vomiting of food, with a smooth, dry tongue, apparently destitute of papilla.
Vomiting and diarrhoea, with violent colicky pains ; with anxiety in precordia.
SCROBICULUM AND STOMACH.
Flatulent indigestion. θ After diphtheria.
Flatulent indigestion ; loud rumbling. θ Dyspepsia.
Irritative flatulent gastralgia.
Sensation as if stomach and oesophagus were filled with food ; food oppresses, lies like a weight.
Pain under manubrium sterni. θ Pharyngitis.
Fulness of stomach ; painful swelling at pit, with great anxiety.
During pain in stomach it becomes swollen.
Periodic constrictive sensation in stomach.
Gnawing at stomach ; a sort of hunger with nausea.
Gnawing pain like something pulling and as a weight. θ Dyspepsia.
Constant drawing and gnawing, increasing daily to violent attacks, ending in vomiting of clear, saltish water.
Throbbing and trembling ; weakness at pit of stomach, relaxed feeling.
** Gastritis with acid vomiting.
Inflammation of stomach.
Ulcerative pain in stomach after dinner.
Perforating ulcer of stomach.
Small spot between xiphoid and navel, sensitive to slightest pressure ; pain radiates in all directions ; increases and decreases gradually.
Stomach feels relaxed ; < in wet weather, after warm drinks, sour things, or smoking ; > from alcohol ; at its height, nausea < smelling coffee. Sometimes a forerunner of gout.
Terrific spasms across lower part of chest and in stomach (due to ulceration in mucous membrane of stomach and duodenum) coming on at about 9 o’clock P. M., lasting all through night.
Pain in left side of stomach, below short ribs, more intense during inspiration and on touching parts. θ Dyspepsia.
Stitches in scrobiculum and short breathing. θ Cholera.
Stinging, ulcerative pain in left side of stomach, < from touch and deep inspiration.
Regularly towards midnight, attacks of pain preceded by vomiting of slimy and bilious fluid.
Gastralgia in women with irregular menses, too early and copious ; vomiting a sour, bitter, yellow, green, tough fluid.
Gastralgia, with pains through to sacrum, anxiety, cold sweat.
Gastric derangements are accompanied by belching.
Pain in stomach here and there, frequently for weeks at a time, with nausea and vomiting.
After ice-cream, gastralgia, pain radiating in all directions ; < after food.
Well marked spasm of diaphragm. θ Cholera asiatica.
Cutting like knives in hypochondria, chiefly in left and at epigastrium. θ Gastralgia.
Great pain in epigastrium, extending around to cardiac region and left shoulder blade. θ Dyspepsia.
Pain at epigastrium and under left ribs immediately after eating, with flatulence, loud rumbling. θ Dyspepsia.
Region of liver sensitive to pressure ; periodical attacks of pain about liver and navel, with nausea, retching and vomiting of tough phlegm.
Tension as from a band around hypochondria. θ Asthma.
ABDOMEN AND LOINS.
Griping in bowels. θ Cholera.
Shooting pains through abdomen and stomach. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Pain in left side of abdomen. θ Dyspepsia.
Abdomen swollen and distended.
Fulness and heaviness of abdomen, with anxiety, impeding respiration ; after supper.
Rumbling, gurgling ; wind cannot pass.
Tension of abdomen, cannot bear to be touched.
Constriction in bowels, as if tightly tied with a band.
Stitches dart through abdomen like electric shocks, especially when suddenly changing from rest to motion ; left side.
Bearing down in hypogastrium.
Hemorrhoidal colic, mornings, during cold, misty weather ; > after stool.
Periodical abdominal pains. θ Asthma.
Loud rumbling with cutting pain. θ Dyspepsia.
Flatulence. θ Dyspepsia.
Distension of abdomen and stomach. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Swells and becomes tympanitic ; then it passes away suddenly. θ Dyspepsia.
STOOLS AND RECTUM.
Emission of much flatus ; passing wind or belching always >.
Bowels regular. θ Hypochondriasis. θ Myopia. θ Dyspepsia.
Bowels regular, stools occasionally black looking. θ Gastric ulcer.
Inclined to watery relaxations of bowels. θ Subacute pleuritis.
In diarrhoea of nursing children, with tormina and viscous sanguinolent stools and tenesmus ; after drinking, nausea and serous green and lienteric stools.
Diarrhoea of children after weaning ; stools bright yellow, thin, fetid ; also in chronic diarrhoea of children.
Diarrhoea and dysentery, especially during dentition.
** Chronic diarrhoea of adults.
Looseness after exalted imagination.
Diarrhoea < at night. θ During pregnancy.
Diarrhoea repeating several times during day.
Diarrhoea after a rich meal.
Diarrhoea as soon as he drinks.
Child is very fond of sugar, but diarrhoea results from eating it. θ Cholera infantum.
Diarrhoea with very sensitive abdomen. θ Gastric fever.
Croup of rectum ; thin, unshapely strips pass in masses, with burning, constriction and sore pain in left side of abdomen.
Masses of epithelium connected by muco-lymph, looking red or green and shreddy, with severe bearing down in hypogastrium ; advanced dysentery, with suspected ulceration.
Voluntary defecation impossible ; but feces and urine pass involuntarily.
Stool and urine passed involuntarily and unconsciously. θ Typhus.
Constipation aggravates every complaint ; alternates with diarrhoea.
Constipation, feces dry.
When costive, he has more tremor, weariness, disgust for labor and sleeplessness. θ Asthma.
Awakened 6 A. M. with sudden urging to stool, which is bright yellow, copious, liquid ; no pain or straining.
Whitish stools. θ Cholera.
Stools of green, fetid mucus, with noisy flatus at night ; green, brown, bloody, < after midnight ; slimy, watery, greenish, bloody, with tenesmus ; green, watery, sour taste in mouth.
Green stools ; sopor, large pupils.
Green, watery, sour stools. θ Cholerine.
Stools like spinach flakes ; passed forcibly, with much flatus ; belching and stool relieve pain.
Painless lienteric stools.
Stool copious, fluid, followed by vomiting.
Tenia or thread-worms ; the latter, especially with much itching at anus ; pieces of tenia with stool.
Hemorrhoids with burning and tenesmus. θ Asthma.
Hemorrhoids ; blind, very annoying. θ Melancholia.
Bleeding from anus. θ Typhus abdominalis.
Touching region of kidneys increases pain to highest degree.
Paralytic debility of lumbar region and kidneys.
Acute pain about kidneys, extending down ureters to bladder ; < from slightest touch or motion, even deep inspiration.
Ulcerative pain in middle of urethra, as from a splinter.
** Chronic induration of urethra.
No triple phosphates but epithelium in urine. θ Albuminuria.
Urine highly colored and scanty, passes gravel. θ Subacute pleuritis.
Urine dark red, without albumen ; deposits red crystals of uric acid.
Urine passed unconsciously and uninterruptedly.
Incontinence of urine at night, also by day.
Urging to urinate ; urine passes less easily and freely.
Urine burns while passing, urethra feels as if swollen, with feeling as if last drops remained behind.
Stream of urine spreads asunder.
Bleeding of urethra ; painful erections. θ Gonorrhoea.
Urging to urinate, < from obstruction of bowels. θ Asthma.
Scanty and rare emission of a dark yellow urine.
When going to have a stool, urine passes first, then feces involuntarily.
Retention of urine ; bladder distended ; dribbling of urine. θ Locomotor ataxia.
Discharge of urine in drops. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Urine contained blood, was passed often and little at a time, in drops. θ Nephritic colic.
Quick urging to urinate ; flow copious and clear.
Sensitiveness near orifice of urethra.
MALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Impotence ; erections, but they fail when coition is attempted.
Want of desire, organs shrivelled.
In connection with spermatorrhoea. θ Want of action of ciliary muscles.
Priapism ; dysuria ; bloody urine.
Coition painful ; urethra as if put on stretch, or sensitive at its orifice.
Ulcers on prepuce small, covered with pus ; later spreading, bowl-shaped, with a tallow-like coating.
Contusive pain, with enlargement and hardness of right testicle.
Chancre in urethra.
Urethra swollen, hard, knotty and painful.
FEMALE SEXUAL ORGANS.
Cutting pain in right ovarian region and back.
Pain in ovarian region radiating to sacrum and thighs. θ Metrorrhagia.
Coition painful, followed by bleeding from vagina.
Pains like sticks or slivers in and about womb, excited whilst walking or riding and by evacuation of bowels. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Uterus softened ; metrorrhagia with horrible pains in abdomen and hips.
Granulations on cervix uteri.
Prolapsus with ulceration of os or cervix.
Ulcers of uterus, bleeding ; hemorrhage of short duration ; shooting pains through abdomen and stomach. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Uterine hemorrhage with much trouble in head.
Metrorrhagia returns in short attacks ; region of ovaries painful, with pains radiating to sacrum and thighs.
Metrorrhagia in young widows. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Metrorrhagia in sterility and in those who have borne no children. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Metrorrhagia with nervous erethism at change of life.
Climaxis : flushes ; congestive headache ; nosebleed ; congestion to the chest ; melancholy ; nervous erethism ; itching of skin.
Always coughs before periods. θ Dyspepsia.
Monthly period is regular, but attended with a great deal of pain, coming on a day before each period, makes her feel horribly faint. θ Gastric ulcer.
Menses : too early, profuse, long lasting ; with headache ; cutting in small of back and groin ; at night tormenting pressure in precordia ; internal trembling in epigastrium.
Menses irregular, too soon or too late, too copious or too scanty but always with thick coagulated blood.
Menses clotted. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Menses too early, too profuse and too long. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Menses now too soon and at other times too late ; irregular. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Menses scanty. θ Asthma. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Her monthly period lasts one day only, pain ceasing with a free discharge. θ Gastric ulcer.
Leucorrhoea mucous, bloody, corroding, yellow and profuse. θ Prolapsus uteri.
PREGNANCY, PARTURITION, LACTATION.
Disposed to abortion.
During pregnancy stomach feels as if it would burst with wind ; head feels expanded.
Puerperal convulsions ; spasms preceded by a sensation of general expansion, mostly of face and head.
Sometimes just after an attack she lies quiet, but before another she becomes very restless ; has a presentiment of an approaching attack.
Nipples sore from nursing.
Suckling infants die early ; have marasmus.
From weaning, diarrhoea.
VOICE AND LARYNX, TRACHEA AND BRONCHIA.
Internal soreness of larynx and pit of throat ; < in morning.
Phlegm in larynx causing a rattling, whistling breathing, until removed in small lumps by cough.
Rawness, soreness high up in trachea, when coughing.
Chronic laryngitis of singers ; raising voice causes cough.
Chronic catarrhs and laryngitis.
Small, round, greasy lumps of mucus in larynx, relieved by a slight cough.
When in bed, rattling in larynx or trachea synchronous with pulse. θ Aphonia.
Tickling, itchiness and sometimes burning in larynx. θ Aphonia.
Breath very offensive. θ Myopia.
Many people in room seem to take away his breath.
Motion, going up-stairs or bodily exertion cause asthmatic attacks ; face congested ; palpitation. θ Chronic asthma.
Short breathed, with deep sighs ; much oppression ; violent attacks of dry, spasmodic asthma, forcing him to rise and walk about.
Respiratio abdominalis (Abdominal respiration).
Upper abdominal walls are drawn in during inspiration ; expand during expiration ; effort to breathe deeply takes away breath at once. θ Paralysis of diaphragm.
Spasms of respiratory muscles ; great constriction and stitches in epigastrium ; cannot talk ; drinking suffocates ; even a handkerchief before nose impedes breathing ; agony, thinks of killing himself. θ Cholera.
Respiration short. θ Typhus.
Respiration oppressed, sometimes interrupted by cough. θ Typhus.
Awakes with attacks of suffocation. θ Asthma.
Can breathe deeply, but cannot retain breath long. θ Headache from dancing.
Panting, quick, sibilant breathing.
The effort to breathe deeply at once took away his breath. θ Locomotor ataxia.
Very much cough for two months, with pain and sense of soreness in left side, preventing lying on it, thus interfering with sleep. θ Subacute pleuritis.
Evening cough, tobacco smoke becomes intolerable.
Irritating, tormenting cough, evening and night.
Suffocative cough at noon.
Paroxysms of cough are brought on by : phlegm in larynx ; irritation under sternum ; a fit of passion ; laughing ; stooping ; smoking ; ascending stairs ; when lying down, and on awaking.
** Acute period of whooping cough, during convulsive stage.
Gets out of breath with cough.
Bloody sputa. θ Typhus.
Expectoration purulent, mixed with light blood.
Suddenly coughed up blood. θ During catamenia ; Catarrh at first dry, later loose, with rattling cough, profuse sweat, sickly look, hollow eyes, restless sleep ; expectoration yellow.
Belching, or straining to vomit, during attack of cough.
Often during nights, fits of coughing with gagging and vomiting. θ Aphonia.
Nocturnal aggravation, with a dry cough and flow of saliva, with some expectoration of mucus striped with blood. θ Aphonia.
Cough with occasional bloody sputa. θ Dyspepsia.
Occasionally spat blood ; sputa are always more or less streaked with it. θ Subacute pleuritis.
INNER CHEST AND LUNGS.
Sensation of warmth between scapula and sternum, gradually changing into a pressure in epigastric region.
Pain in chest and between shoulders, half an hour after eating, lasting two to three hours. θ Dyspepsia.
Heavy feeling on chest, with belching.
Feels in morning as if ligated with cords around chest or waist. θ Dyspepsia.
Feels like a bar of iron around her chest. θ Dyspepsia.
Aching, tensive pain in chest, in various places, of size of a half dollar.
Dead pain in lower part of chest, left side, coming on after eating. θ Gastric ulcer.
Severe cramps or spasms of chest, once or twice a week, coming with a sudden, violent piercing in chest, pulse stopped, hands and face icy cold ; in a few moments pulse began to rise, face became red, she cried out violently several times, and had such a working and rumbling in her chest as if something must give way ; at same time whole body shook and trembled as in fever and ague ; tumult gradually subsided, a profuse, warm sweat set in, she fell asleep, and nothing remained but great exhaustion.
Deep pains in chest not increased by coughing. θ Pneumonia.
Violent pain in left side. θ Dyspepsia.
Bursting pain after going up-stairs ; has to press with both hands.
Stitching pains in region of fifth rib, left side, with frequent blood-spitting.
Coarse, crepitant rales limited to a spot behind left fifth rib.
No cough ; respiratory murmur scarcely audible in several places ; only in upper part of lungs it was dry, vesicular and more acute. θ Asthma.
Lung capacity much diminished ; can attempt a deep breath without pain, but thorax is but slightly elevated thereby.
Subacute pleuritis on left side, indicated by feebleness of breathing opposite seat of pain, with catching breathing in other parts of lung.
Subacute pleuritis in phthisical subjects.
HEART, PULSE AND CIRCULATION.
Constant anxious feeling in region of heart ; burning feeling.
Fearful pains about heart ; they thought she would die ; breathing almost impossible, choking.
Anxiety, with palpitation and throbbing through whole body, especially head and abdomen ; when sitting quietly he frequently thinks his heart stops beating ; suddenly he will feel two strong beats apparently arising from stomach and passing into head. θ Hypochondriasis.
Violent palpitation from slightest mental emotion or sudden muscular exertion ; in a horizontal position evenings, in bed, chest worse.
Palpitation : with faintish nausea ; with dyspepsia ; at night.
Attack of palpitation, with anxiety and trembling while riding, compelling him to get out of wagon and walk, and that really fast, too. θ Hypochondriasis.
Palpitation obliges her to press her hand hard against her side for relief. θ Gastric ulcer.
Heart beats like a sudden falling from above towards middle, with a bursting feeling in upper chest.
Heart’s stroke somewhat more frequent and rather weak. θ Incontinence of urine.
Heart’s action irregular, intermittent, with an unpleasant sensation of fulness ; exertion causes strong beating, < when noticing it ; > when moving about.
Heart’s stroke feeble. θ Typhus.
Pulse when sitting quiet for a short time is 70, full and soft. θ Hypochondriasis.
Pulse dicrotic, finally small, could not be counted. θ Typhus.
Sudden violent piercing in chest, pulse stopped, hands and face icy cold ; then pulse rises, face reddens ; violent crying, whole body trembled, warm sweat broke out, and sleep ended paroxysm.
Violent pain in muscles of chest.
Chest hurts when lying on it.
NECK AND BACK.
Indurated glands on neck, with suspicion of former syphilis.
Acute pains in dorsal region after a fall.
Suffers much from pains across loins. θ Subacute pleuritis.
Lower lumbar region is slightly sensitive to pressure. θ Hypochondriasis.
Complains very much of pain in lower back, coming on after breakfast, sometimes remaining all day, sometimes going away soon after breakfast, but generally much increased during monthly. θ Gastric ulcer.
Frequently pains in back and lower limbs of a cramping character, especially in left leg. θ Hypochondriasis.
Backache, especially at night, with great weakness of legs. θ Prolapsus uteri.
Tensive, squeezing pains in back.
Nightly pains in back.
Pains in back, cannot walk with eyes closed or in dark. θ Locomotor ataxia.
Lower lumbar region slightly sensitive to pressure.
Cutting in small of back and groin. θ Menorrhagia.
Pain in small of back, relieved when standing or walking ; but severe when rising from a seat.
Pain in back and lower ribs during pregnancy.
Weakness in sacro-iliac symphysis, as if bones were loose.
Sense of weight in lower part of sacrum and os coccygis, > standing ; < sitting and with stool.
Small of back feels weary ; heaviness and drawing in loins, with debility and trembling of legs.
Crampy pains in back and legs. θ Hypochondriasis.
Stiffness, heaviness, paralytic pain from sacrum down along pelvis and hips.
Drawing in shoulders. θ Melancholia.
Pain in left shoulder and arm. θ Dyspepsia.
Paralytic drawing pain in right arm.
Nightly boring pain in ulna.
Left arm heavy.
Pimple on hand near wrist, feels as if a splinter was in it.
Spasmodic contraction of adductors of fingers, can hardly separate them ; fingers half clenched.
Hands tremble. θ Typhus. θ Asthma.
Pain extending down into middle finger of left hand. θ Dyspepsia.
Left ring and little fingers insensible ; hand trembles.
Numbness of finger tips.
Nails blue. θ Typhus.
Lassitude of lower limbs, with dizziness as from intoxication.
Paralytic heaviness and weakness of legs, she does not know where to put them.
Debility and weakness of lower limbs the whole afternoon ; with sick feeling, dread of work, drowsiness, chilliness and sickly appearance.
Limbs, especially his knees, start up at night awaking him.
Legs, especially left, often stiff and rigid, as if “gone to sleep.”
Legs feel as if made of wood, or padded, with insensibility to touch, diminished warmth, jerks in toes, tottering, irresolute gait ; cannot walk with eyes shut. θ Locomotor ataxia.
Calves weary, as after a long journey.
Pains in calves torment him all night.
Emaciation, particularly of legs ; also with paralytic weakness.
Itching pustules on left shin bone, one of which developed into an ulcer.
dema of feet. θ Pneumonia.
LIMBS IN GENERAL.
Lassitude, weariness of forearms and legs.
Paralysis of extremities.
Rheumatic tendency in right arm and thigh. θ Asthma.
During day, tormented with formication of arms and legs.
Chorea-like convulsive motion of limbs ; legs drawn up ; arms jerked outward and upward.
Says his legs are “shaky” and his hands tremble. θ Hypochondriasis.
REST, POSITION, MOTION.
She felt much < in rest, than when walking in open air.
Is obliged to lean forward in order to get breath. θ Asthma.
Unable to walk or even stand. θ After a fall.
She was lying motionless on her back, since every motion of her body caused her inexpressible pain ; touching region of kidneys increased these pains at once to highest degree.
Unable to sleep on her right side from its bringing on palpitation of heart. θ Gastric ulcer.
Must lie down : coryza with frontal headache.
Lying down after dinner : noise in larynx.
Lying on abdomen : stitches in back.
Lying on right side : pain in stomach ; palpitation.
Uncomfortable lying on left side.
When sitting : heaviness in sacrum ; pain in small of back ; gets very sleepy.
Cannot sit on account of pain in sacrum.
While standing : drawing in side of abdomen ; pain in small of back better.
Stooping : causes pain ; cough ; digging in sacrum.
Chewing : < toothache.
Moving neck : < sore throat.
Lifting arms high : < stomachache.
Worse from opening or spreading out hands.
Rising from seat : backache.
Bending arms : chest muscles pain.
Putting boots on : < pain in chest.
Worse when moving part and lifting diseased limb.
Quick turning of upper part of body : hurts in mamma.
Changing quickly from rest to motion : stitches through abdomen.
Inclination for motion.
Worse from moving : headache ; eyeball, heat, fulness ; sensation of splinter in throat when moving neck ; pain about kidneys ; sudden muscular exertion causes palpitation ; confusion, dulness and pain, with hemorrhage.
The slightest motion after having been in rest increases headache.
Curious feeling makes him walk very quickly.
During walking : stitches from liver into chest ; pain in small of back ; tottering ; afraid to walk, giddy.
Must rise and walk about : short-breathed with deep sighs.
After a long walk : ebullitions at night.
After a short walk : dyspnoea.
Walking or standing : relieves pain in small of back.
Worse from walking fast. θ Asthma.
Goes to left side instead of straight forward.
Going up-stairs : dyspnoea ; cough ; bursting pain in chest ; palpitation ; pain in calves.
Ascending : < heart symptoms.
On exposure to any exhausting labor, he always had a pain which affected whole head, and which made the letters when reading run into one another.
Bodily exertion : dyspnoea ; strong beating of heart.
After bodily exertion during day, attacks of suffocation at night.
Walks and stands unsteadily, after hard mental labor, especially when he thinks himself unobserved.
Restless, in continual motion. θ Headache.
Very restless. θ Dyspepsia.
Great nervousness and prostration. θ Hypochondriasis.
Nightly nervousness with heat and fulness in head.
Nerves so unstrung that he got into a frenzy of excitement. θ Hypochondriasis.
Nervous, faintish, tremulous sensation, as if a severe disease was going to attack him.
Tremulous weakness, accompanied with general debility, as after great physical exertions and apathy.
Trembling and tremulous sensation.
Trembling of whole body, with headache. θ Eye diseases.
Periodical trembling of body.
Chorea, with tearing in legs.
Creeping and jerking in various parts, more in paralyzed parts.
Every succeeding spasm is announced by a very marked degree of restlessness. θ Meningitis. θ Hydrocephalus.
Convulsions preceded by great restlessness.
Convulsions with great restlessness and tossing about, preceding each convulsion. θ Scarlatina.
Epileptiform convulsions. θ Meningitis.
Epilepsy from fright, during menstruation ; at night ; pupils always dilated for a day or two before.
Very weak and feeble. θ Prolapsus uteri.
So weak, must lie down ; then becomes apathetic, with yawning ; cold shuddering.
She feels so debilitated she is scarcely able to walk across room, complaining a good deal about rigidity in calves.
Debility for several days after sick headache.
Prostrated state in yellow fever.
Paralysis generally one-sided.
After a severe illness, most after diphtheria. θ Want of accommodation of ciliary muscles.
Any voluntary motion of body was for a long time impossible for him. θ Typhus.
Voluntary motion impossible ; left side indescribably weak.
Paraplegia from debilitating causes.
Paralysis after diphtheria.
Completely apathetic. θ Headache.
Such a weakness in all her limbs that she was obliged to go to bed, where she frequently fell into a soporous condition with yawning, and a cold shudder over whole body, and lost all her appetite.
Sleepless at night, during day drowsy. θ Hypochondriasis.
Is prevented from falling asleep by fancies and images before his imagination.
After long wearisome fatiguing night watching.
Much excited at night ; murmured constantly ; nothing but shaking would arouse him ; his eyes are scarcely open before he closes them again. θ Typhus.
Ebullitions at night after a long walk.
At night troubled with throbbing in head, must get out of bed ; when he does sleep he is annoyed with horrid dreams. θ Hypochondriasis.
Drowsy by day, sleepless all night.
Sleep is short ; awakened often by attacks of suffocation ; must rise and open window.
Restless sleep, awakes almost every hour, disturbed with many dreams.
Sleep much broken, especially forepart of night, with horrible dreams. θ Hypochondriasis.
Sees departed friends, the dead, ghosts at night ; dreams of putrid water, of serpents, which fill him with horror.
In the morning, dreams he is hungry ; this awakens him, and he finds he has a violent spasm of stomach, with hunger, nausea and flatulence.
Not refreshed by a night’s rest. θ Subacute pleuritis.
On awaking : headache in morning, limbs feel bruised, aching in side of chest ; from a good sleep, dull headache over eyes ; spasms return.
Cannot sleep at night because he is “so nervous.” θ Hypochondriasis.
Palpitation at night in bed ; must get up and go out of house to get relief. θ Hypochondriasis.
Worse at night : heat in head, headache ; nose stopped up ; throat dry ; gastralgia ; colic ; diarrhoea ; much urine ; cough ; hoarseness ; beating of heart ; epileptic attacks ; pains in chest, oppression ; spasms ; nervous ; itching of skin.
After midnight : chorea >, stools <.
Waking at 2 1/2 A. M. several mornings. θ Diarrhoea.
Morning : vertigo.
Worse in morning : eyes ; fetor from mouth ; gastralgia ; hunger ; colic ; nervousness ; sweat ; soreness in larynx.
Very languid, < early part of day. θ Myopia.
Forenoon : chill and fever.
Nervous attacks about 11 o’clock A. M., relieved by stimulating drinks. θ Hypochondriasis.
Noon : tickling, suffocative cough.
Afternoon : headache >; stitches in left forehead ; exhausted, faint.
Feels faint towards evening. θ Gastric ulcer.
Evening : cough.
The day half is to the night half as 3 : 2.
Day half, more cough ; night, diarrhoea.
TEMPERATURE AND WEATHER.
Worse from cold diet, > from warm.
Worse from warmth of bed : pains ; sweat.
Warmth : headache <.
Warm drinks : stomach <.
Worse working over a fire : blepharitis.
Aggravation in a warm room : eyes.
Worse in Summer : asthma.
Chill from being uncovered ; wrapping up causes a smothered feeling.
Always kept himself covered, because he was easily chilled.
Heat, with aversion to uncover.
Utter insensibility of body, except a sensitiveness of lowered temperature, even from removing clothes when dressing bed-sores. θ Typhus.
Worse from cold : asthma in cold weather, from taking cold ; chill when uncovered, yet feels smothered if wrapped up ; after thorough exposure to cold, bones of skull pain ; teeth sensitive to cold water.
After eating ice-cream : pain in stomach.
Worse in wet weather : stomach.
Open air : vertigo and headache <; eyes >.
Indifference to moist and damp weather, longing for fresh air. θ Pneumonia.
Irresistible inclination to leave bed and sit by open window ; every time he sat by window he felt much refreshed. θ Pneumonia.
Asthma drives him to open window ; if windows are closed, he becomes restless ; at night he wakes up as if suffocating, runs to window to breathe.
They had to leave a window open, day and night, in March, for when it was shut patient became restless. θ Typhus.
Generally > in open air, < in-doors.
Amelioration in cool, open air.
Generally feeling > in open air, particularly catarrhs (eyes, stomach).
Ophthalmia less ; stomach relieved in open air.
In rest he feels much more unwell than when walking in open air.
Better from washing or bathing with cold water.
Chilliness, with nausea.
Chilly : with many complaints ; with cold hands and feet.
Constant chilliness up back and over shoulders ; < after meals ; < coming into room from open air.
General chill followed after a short interval by general heat ; the former lasting longer, and returning quickly on uncovering, even during heat ; the latter with perceptible pulsation of left temporal artery ; both stages without thirst.
Evening chill followed by sweat. θ Typhus.
Skin dry, but not very hot.
Intermittent fever, with pulmonary hemorrhage ; generally no thirst.
Malarial fever in a lady, at. 75 ; constant retching, most intensely bitter taste, with a desire for fresh air (followed by Rhus tox.).
Profuse sweat : it stands out on face in beads ; stitches in side, cough during attack.
Sweat and chilliness, as soon as he gets warm in bed.
** Typhus abdominalis.
Attacks increasing and decreasing quickly, or gradually increasing and decreasing.
Periodical pains in abdomen.
Pains in skull sometimes remit, and are followed by more violent hemicrania.
Asthmatic attacks at night, with rapid pulse.
Moral and nervous disturbances come on in quite regular paroxysms. θ Prolapsus uteri.
LOCALITY AND DIRECTION.
Right : headache ; digging in hemisphere of brain ; pupil dilated ; shooting itching biting pains in eye ; pupil contracted ; contusive pain in testicle ; cutting in ovarian region ; paralytic pain in arm.
Left : headache ; arm paralyzed ; weakness of whole side ; pains side of head ; throbbing in forehead ; boring clawing digging in frontal eminence ; drawing tearing along arm ; boring in temple ; dimness of eye ; digging and cutting through hemisphere of brain ; sight of eye diminished ; boring above eye ; upper lid fallen ; deafness ; face swollen ; neuralgia under eye ; pain in epigastrium extending to side ; cutting in hypochonder ; pains from epigastrium round to shoulder blade ; pains in abdomen ; constriction in abdomen ; soreness in side ; in lower part of chest ; dead pain ; violent pain in chest ; stitching pain in region of fifth rib, and crepitant rales ; subacute pleuritis ; crampy pain in leg ; pain in shoulder and arm ; in middle finger ; ring and little fingers insensible ; stiffness of leg ; on shin bone, itching pustules.
In various places, of the size of half a dollar, aching, tensive pains in chest.
From right to left ear : stitches.
From occiput to frontal protuberance : digging cutting.
Spreading upward : pressure in forehead, to coronal suture.
Encircling calvarium : dull pressive pain.
Radiating : to sacrum and thighs, pain in ovarian region ; in all directions, pain in stomach.
Through to sacrum : gastralgia.
Bearing down : in hypogastrium.
Following ureters : acute pain in kidneys.
Head feels enlarged with congestion ; eye feels enlarged ; as if bones of skull separated ; as if a splinter was lodged in throat, or as if he had a stick in it ; or as if food had lodged there ; like sticks or slivers in and about womb ; as of a splinter in pimple near wrist ; as if houses on both sides would approach and crush him ; as if everything at home had changed ; as if turning in circle ; as if drunk ; as if a small spot in forehead was contracting and getting smaller, thinks as soon as it has drawn together he will be crazy ; as if something was tightly drawn over skull ; itching as from vermin on head ; roots of hair as if pulled upward ; nasal bones as if bruised ; as if teeth were becoming carious ; stomach as if it would burst with wind ; oppression as from a heavy lump in stomach ; as if stomach and oesophagus were filled with food ; as of a band around hypochondria ; pain in urethra as from a splinter ; urethra as if swollen ; as if last drops remained in urethra ; urethra as if put on stretch ; as if ligated with cords around chest ; as if sacral bones were loose ; legs as if made of wood.
Stitches : in chest, after anger ; from right to left ear like a knife ; in scrobiculum and stomach ; like electric shocks through abdomen ; in epigastrium ; in region of fifth rib, left side.
Darting pains : in eyes.
Piercing pains : in chest with cramp.
Cutting : like knives in hypochondria and epigastrium ; in abdomen ; in right ovarian region and back ; in small of back and groin.
Stinging : in left side of stomach.
Shooting, itching, biting in right eye ; through abdomen and stomach.
Boring : in left frontal eminence ; in left temple ; and cutting in bones of forehead, vertex, temples and face ; above left eye ; in ulna at night.
Digging : in right hemisphere of brain ; and cutting through l. hemisphere of brain ; in teeth.
Clawing digging : in left frontal eminence.
Grumbling digging : in teeth.
Griping : in bowels.
Gnawing : at stomach.
Bursting pain : in abdomen and chest.
Burning : in scalp ; heat in eyes ; in left side of face and lips ; in left side of abdomen ; in urethra ; in larynx ; in region of heart.
Rawness, soreness and scraping : in throat ; in trachea.
Soreness : of larynx and pit of throat ; in trachea ; in left side.
Tearing pains : in ears ; in legs.
Drawing tearing : along left arm.
Neuralgic pains : in head and face ; in stomach, gastralgia.
Spasms : in lower part of chest and in stomach.
Crampy pain : in back and lower limbs.
Cramp : in oesophagus.
Constriction : in bowels as if ligated ; in epigastrium ; around chest or waist.
Constrictive pains : in forehead ; in scalp ; in throat ; in stomach.
Feels like a bar of iron around her chest.
Squeezing pains : in back.
Bruised pain : in nasal bones ; in right testicle ; in limbs ; on awaking.
Paralytic pain : from sacrum down along pelvis and hips ; in right arm.
Drawing : in shoulders ; in right arm.
Pressing, screwing throbbing pain in frontal protuberance, temple, or into bones of face.
Pressure : in forehead ; pressive headache encircling calvarium ; pressing pains in whole head ; deep in brain ; in outer head ; in precordia ; in epigastric region.
Bearing down : in hypogastrium.
Ulcerative pain : in stomach ; in middle of urethra.
Dead pain : in lower left chest.
Undefined pain : in left side of head ; in head, which seems enlarged ; in all parts of head, especially in occiput, preventing sleep ; in head, extends to eyes and lower jaw ; in eyes and head from using eyes ; from brain to eyes ; terrific, from vertex into eye ; in nose ; in stomach ; under manubrium sterni ; about liver ; in abdomen ; in region of kidneys ; horrible in abdomen and hips, with metrorrhagia ; in ovarian region, into sacrum and hips ; in chest and between shoulders ; fearful pains about heart ; violent in muscles of chest ; in left shoulder and arm ; in calves ; middle finger of left hand.
Throbbing : in whole body ; of carotids ; in left side of forehead ; in head, at night.
Heat in head : and dryness of eyeballs and lids ; in left side of face and lips ; warmth, between scapula and sternum ; in eyeball.
Dulness : of head, forehead and root of nose.
Warmth : between scapula and sternum.
Heaviness : in occiput ; in head ; in abdomen ; on chest ; and drawing in loins ; from sacrum down along pelvis and hips ; of left arm ; of legs, paralytic.
Fulness : in head ; in eyeball ; in lids ; in ears ; in abdomen.
Sense of weight in lower part of sacrum and os coccygis.
Faintness when walking.
Weakness : in legs, with anxiety ; at pit of stomach ; in legs, with backache ; of legs, paralytic.
Tension : around hypochondria ; of abdomen ; tensive pains in back.
Jerks : in toes.
Chilliness : and trembling with headache ; with pressure in brain ; up the back and over shoulders.
Cold feeling : in eyes.
Tickling : in larynx.
Formication : of arms and legs.
Numbness : of finger tips ; of legs.
Itching : creeping, crawling on scalp ; in eyes ; of nose ; of skin during climaxis ; in larynx ; pustules on left shin bone ; of thighs and axilla.
Acts on red corpuscles, causing their coloring matter to escape into plasma, causing ecchymosis and effusions, and later interference with oxidation and ultimate chlorosis.
Withered, dried up, look old. θ Children, etc.
Emaciation, most marked in legs ; progressive from year to year.
dema of legs ; ascites. θ Affection of liver.
Septic forms of scarlet fever.
** Impetigo (as a caustic).
Excrescence on skin. θ Iritis.
Prevents excessive granulations in ulcers.
Chronic syphilis, with papula and osteocopic pains.
Getting gradually thinner for twelve months. θ Subacute pleuritis.
Infant loses flesh, get marasmus ; looks as if it would die early.
TOUCH, PASSIVE MOTION, INJURIES.
Must press chest with hands.
Rubs nose until raw.
Touching region of kidneys, increased pain.
Worse from touch : globe of eye sensitive ; hard blotches on upper lip ; gums sore ; small spot below xiphoid, region of liver sensitive ; stinging left side of stomach ; abdomen tense, cannot bear touch ; sternal region sensitive ; pains about kidneys.
Itching, < by scratching.
Complaints from pressure of clothing ; headache, however, is better from bandaging.
Erysipelatous bed-sore upon left shoulder, sacrum and both hip joints ; those on sacrum became black and hard. θ Typhus.
Cannot walk or stand erect. θ After a fall.
While riding : attack of palpitation, with anxiety and trembling, compelling him to get out of wagon and walk, and that “real fast, too”.
After scalding with sulphuric acid, a solution applied on burnt place healed it, and even new hairs were formed.
Cyanosis. θ Cholera.
Skin from a blue grey, violet or bronze color, to real black.
Skin brown, tense, hard.
Itching, smarting, mostly of thighs and axilla, when warm at night.
Bluish-black eruption. θ In scarlet fever.
Erysipelatous bed-sores, centre covered with dry, bloody incrustations ; black, hard, on sacrum.
Syphilitic papula. θ Iritis.
STAGE OF LIFE, CONSTITUTION.
Most suitable to hysteric or nervous persons, and for headaches from mental causes, characterized by dulness of head.
Women with menstrual disturbances.
Cachectic states, with loss of strength.
Scrawny, feeble, dried-up looking women. θ Prolapsus uteri.
A stout, light-haired boy with enuresis.
Boys’ complaints from using tobacco.
Girl, at. 10, myopia, after taking drugs for goitre.
A youth, at. 18, growing up rapidly, masturbating, imbecile. θ Hypochondriasis.
Man, at. 27, intemperate for years, now abstaining. θ Hypochondriasis.
Girl, aged 28, inclined to anemia. θ Gastric ulcer.
Man, at. 35, of intemperate habits, also given to venery. θ Hypochondriasis.
Woman, at. 43, after a great deal of trial and anxiety, sight failed. θ Paralysis of accommodation.
Man, at. 49, red face, nervous, depressed, anxious, ill for three years. θ Dyspepsia.
Woman, at. 82 ; low, after aggravation, cured.
In low doses it corresponds to the carbo-nitrogenoids, like Sulphur and Cuprum ; in the higher it corresponds to the hydrogenoid constitutions (Grauvogl).
Antidotes to Argentum Nit. : Natr. mur. (chemical and dynamic), Arsen. and milk.
Argentum nit. antidotes : Ammonium caust.
Boys’ complaints after tobacco.
According to Boenninghausen, as antidotes to Argentum nit., and also Nitr. ac., are prominent Pulsat., Calcar., Sepia, and next to these three, Lycop., Mercur., Silicea, Rhus tox., Phosphor. and Sulphur.
Coffea cruda increases nervous headache.
After Argentum nitr. had failed in flatulent indigestion, Lycop. cured.
It has been given with success : after Bryon. and Spigel., in dyspepsia ; after Spongia was given for goitre, and myopia followed ; after Veratr. for wind passing upward in great quantities, inducing faintness.
Similar to : Aurum ; Cuprum ; Kali bichromicum ; Laches. ; Mercur. ; Mercurius corr. ; Mercurius iod. ; Natr. mur ; Nitr. ac.
The main difference between the metal and the nitrate is, that the latter acts more on mucous membrane, the skin, and especially on bones and periosteum, and must be beneficial to herpetic patients, and the former acts especially on cartilages.
Complaints from pressure of clothes ; also in Calcar., Bryon., Caustic., Lycop., Sarsap., and Stannum.