MORPH. ACET. Acetate of Morphia. Translated by A.C. Becker, M.D., from the “New Archiv,” III.
Fainting fits, with dilated pupils, pale tongue, mouth sticky and bitter. Loss of consciousness, very difficult breathing, livid countenance, head drawn backwards, the upper parts of the body covered with viscous mucus, the lower extremities cold, pulse small, intermitting, violent convulsive shocks.
Motion and an erect position aggravate many of the symptoms, and cause nausea and headache. All the symptoms disappeared after taking exercise. Lying down eases the symptoms.
Violent itching over the whole body. Eruption over the whole body.
Uneasy starting sleep, from which he woke with a feeling of general weakness, headache, and sunken eyes. Uneasy sleep, with frequent starting, after sleep stiffness, pain in the arms, and here and there eruption of red blotches. Night uneasy, skin dry and itching. After waking, pain in the forehead, praecordia, and bladder, faintness, and pain in the joins.
Vertigo with disposition to sleep. Confusion and dull headache. Weight in the region of the forehead. Coma. Dullness of the mental faculties. Great excitement, without sleepiness (the Translator).
Uneasiness, headache, and pains in the region of the navel. Violent pulsation of the carotids, with heat in the head, which spreads over the whole body, excepting the extremities, which remained cold. Violent headache, with red face, red and injected conjunctiva, strong violent pulse, even temperature of the skin, with disagreeable itching. Intolerable pain in the right side of the head. Throbbing headache, with red turgid face. Headache, increased by reading and thinking. Pain in the back of the head, and pressure over the eyes.
FACE AND EYES.
Face red, bloated, the skin of the eye-lids swollen, lips blue, throbbing headache in the fore part of the head. Increase of warmth in the face, with distensive headache. Countenance animated, lips livid, great thirst, and nausea. Contraction of the pupil. Conjunctiva of the eye red, as if injected, the eyes sparkling, dull pain in the forehead, especially on the right side. A feeling of fullness in the orbits. Aching pain above the eyes. Impaired vision. Wild expression of countenance. Noise in the ears.
MOUTH AND THROAT.
Gums scarlet, somewhat painful, tongue red at the edges, violet in the middle. Heavy, pale tongue. Tongue dry. Irritation of the fauces, with burning thirst and colicky pain in the stomach.
TASTE AND APPETITE.
Taste bitter, acrid. Impaired appetite, with weight in the head and constipation. Burning thirst.
Great nausea, with red tongue and dryness in the throat. Nausea, difficult breathing, heavy, pale tongue. Constant nausea and pain in the region of the navel. Repeated nausea and attempts to vomit. Nausea, with aching pain in the head and disposition to sleep. Vomiting of green matter.
STOMACH AND ABDOMEN.
Violent pain in the epigastrium. Colicky pains in the stomach, with burning thirst, irritation of the fauces, headache, and dilated pupil. Violent burning in the praecordia, whence emanates an itching sensation like the creeping of ants. Pain in the praecordia, inclination to sleep, and somewhat difficult breathing. Swelling of the abdomen, with heat over the whole body, cold extremities, burning thirst, dry tongue.
Constipation, with heaviness in the head. Diarrhoea with pain in the stomach, navel, and bladder.
Pain in the bladder. Urine retained. Urine muddy and slimy.
Anxious breathing, with smarting pain in the chest, strong full pulse. Inspiration accompanied by sharp pain in the abdomen and along the spine. Accelerated pulse. Pulse slow, full, intermitting.
ARMS AND LEGS.
An itching sensation in the upper extremities, very much like the creeping of ants. Subsultus of the tendons. Violent shaking of the whole body. Weakness in the limbs. Heat over the whole body, with cold extremities, violent pulsation in the carotids, coma. Profuse general sweat.