Materia Medica by Allen
(plb)LEAD THE METAL
Adapted to diseases from spinal origin (Phos., Pic. ac, Zinc).
EXCESSIVE AND RAPID EMACIATION; general or partial paralysis; extreme, with anaemia and great weakness.
Muscular atrophy from sclerosis of spinal system.
Lassitude; faints on going into a room full of company.
Slow of perception; intellectual torpor, gradually increasing apathy (in fevers, Phos. ac).
Weakness or loss of memory; unable to find the proper word (Anac, Lac c).
Delirium alternating with colic.
Assumes strangest attitudes and positions in bed.
Complexion: PALE, ASH-COLORED, YELLOW, CORPSE-LIKE, CHEEKS SUNKEN; expressive-of great anxiety and suffering.
Skin of face, greasy, shiny (Nat. m., Sanic).
DISTINCT BLUE LINE ALONG MARGIN OF GUMS; gums swollen, pale, show a lead-colored line.
Excessive pain in abdomen, RADIATING TO ALL PARTS OF BODY.
Sensation in abdomen at night, which causes patient to stretch violently for hours; must stretch in every direction (Amyl. n.).
Violent colic, sensation as if abdominal wall was drawn as if by a string to the spine. Intussusception, with colic and faecal vomiting; strangulated hernia, femoral, inguinal or urqbilical.
Constipation: STOOLS HARD, LUMPY, BLACK LIKE SHEEP-DUNG (Chel., Op.) ; with urging and terrible pain from SPASM OF ANUS; obstructed evacuation from indurated fasces, dryness of the excretions, paralysis or muscular atony; during pregnancy; from impaction of faeces; when Platina fails.
Bnght's disease: colic pain; abdomen retracted; rapid emaciation; excessive debility; contracted kidney.
Feels a lack of room for foetus in uterus; inability of uterus to expand; threatening abortion.
Spasms: clonic; tonic; from cerebral sclerosis or tumor; epilepsy or epileptiform convulsions.
Yellow skins: dark brown "liver spots" in climacteric years; jaundice, the eyes, skin and urine yellow.
The bad effects of Plumbum are antidoted by Alum., Petr., Plat., Sulph. ac, Zinc.