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Materia Medica by Allen



PICRIC ACID

(pic-ac)

PICRIC ACID

Is often restorative of a wasted and worn-out system; a fair picture of "nervous prostration" (Kali p.).

Progressive, pernicious, anaemia; NEURASTHENIA.

BRAIN FAG: of literary or business people; slightest excitement, mental exertion or overwork brings on headache, and causes burning along the spine (Kali p.).

Headache: of students, teachers and overworked business men; from grief or depressing emotions; IN OCCIPITAL-CERVICAL REGION (Nat. m. Sil.); < or brought on by slightest motion or MENTAL EXERTION.

Priapism, with spinal disease; erections violent, long-lasting; profuse seminal emissions; satyriasis (Canth., Phos.).

Small boils in any part of body, but not especially in external auditory canal.

BURNING ALONG SPINE and great weakness of spine and back; softening of cord (Phos., Zinc).

Weariness, progressing from a slight feeling of fatigue on motion to complete paralysis.

TIRED HEAVY FEELING all over body, especially of limbs, < on exertion.

 

Relations
Compare: Arg. n., Gels., Kali p., Phos. ac, Phos., Petr., Sil.

 

Amelioration
From cold air and cold water.

 

Aggravation
Least MENTAL EXERTION; motion; study; wet weather.