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Materia Medica by Allen



DIGITALIS PURPUREA

(dig)

FOXGLOVE SCROPHULARIACEAE

Sudden flushes of heat, followed by great nervous weakness and irregular intermitting pulse, occurring at the climacteric; < by least motion.

Weak heart without valvular complications.

SENSATION AS IF HEART WOULD STOP BEATING IF SHE MOVED (Cocaine—fears that unless constantly on the move heart will cease beating, Gels.).

Faintness or sinking at the stomach; exhaustion; extreme prostration; feels as if he were dying.

Nightly emissions, with great weakness of genitals after coitus.

Great weakness of chest, cannot bear to talk (Stan.).

Stools: very light, ash-colored; delayed, chalky (Chel., Pod.) ; almost white (Cal., Cinch.) ;.pipe-stem stool; involuntary.

PULSE FULL, IRREGULAR, very slow and weak; intermitting every third, fifth or seventh beat.

Face pale, deathlike appearance and bluish-red.

BLUENESS OF SKIN, eyelids, lips, tongue; cyanosis.

Distended veins on lids, ears, lips and tongue.

Respiration irregular, difficult, deep sighing.

The fingers "go to sleep" frequently and easily.

Dropsy: post-scarlatinal; in Bright's disease; With suppression of urine; of internal and external parts; with fainting when there are organic affections of the heart (with soreness in uterine region, Conv.).

Fatal syncope may occur when being raised to upright position.

 

Relations
Cinchona antidotes the direct action of Digitalis and increases the anxiety.

 

Aggravation
When sitting, especially when sitting erect; motion.

 

DIOSCOREA VILLOSA (dios)

WILD YAM DIOSCOREACEAE

Persons of feeble digestive powers, old or young.

Flatulence after meals or after eating, especially of tea-drinkers; are often subject to violent colic.

Griping pains in abdomen about umbilicus.

Violent twisting colic, occurring in regular paroxysms, as if intestines were grasped and twisted by a powerful hand.

Colic pains < FROM BENDING FORWARD AND WHILE LYING; > on standing erect or bending backwards (rev. of Col.).

Emissions during sleep; vivid dreams of women all night (Staph.); knees weak; genitals cold, great despondency (Staph.).

Felons; early when pains are sharp and agonizing, when pricking is first felt; nails brittle.

Disposition to paronychia (Hep.).

 

Relations
Compare: Col., Phos., Pod., Rhus, Sil.

 

Aggravation
Lying; sitting; BENDING DOUBLE.

 

Amelioration
Motion;, walking difficult; compelled to walk even though tired.