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Materia Medica by Allen
(sel)SELENIUM THE ELEMENT
Adapted to light complexion; blondes; great emaciation of face, hands, legs and feet, or single parts.
Very forgetful in business, but during sleep dreams of what he had forgotten.
Headache: of drunkards; after debauchery; after lemonade, tea, wine; every afternoon.
Hair falls off, on head, eyebrows, whiskers, genitals.
Coryza ending in diarrhoea.
Hungry: at night (Cina, Psor.) ; LONGING FOR SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS, an almost irresistible maniacal desire.
Constipation: stool LARGE, hard, impacted SO THAT IT REQUIRES MECHANICAL AID (Aloe, Cal., Sanic, Sep., Sil.) ; after serious illness, epecially enteric fevers.
Urine: red, dark, scanty; coarse, red, sandy, sediment, involuntary dribbling while walking.
Impotence, with desire; lewd thoughts, but physically impotent (sudden impotence, Chlor.).
Erections slow, insufficient, too rapid emission with long-continued thrill; weak, ill-humored after coitus, often involuntary dribbling of semen and prostatic fluid which oozes while sitting, at stool, during sleep; gleet (Calad.).
Priapism GLANDS DRAWN UP (Berb. — drawn down. Canth.).
Aphonia: AFTER LONG USE OF VOICE; husky when beginning to sing; obliged to clear the throat frequently of a transparent starchy mucus (Arg. m., Stan.); tubercular laryngitis.
Weak, easily exhausted; from either mental or physical labor; after typhoid, typhus, debauchery.
Irresistible desire to lie down and sleep; strength suddenly leaves him; especially in hot weather.
Very great aversion to draft of air either warm, cold, or damp.
After typhoid great weakness of spine, fears paralysis.
Emaciation of affected parts.
Follows well: after, Calad., Nat., Staph., Phos. ac, in sexual weakness.
Itch checked by mercurials or sulphur often requires Selenium.