Sentence Examples


  • Cantharides, tincture and all vesicating liquids, preparations or admixtures of.
  • CANTHARIDES, or Spanish Flies, the common blisterbeetles (Cantharis vesicatoria) of European pharmacy.
  • Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.
  • The British Pharmacopeia contains a large number of preparations of cantharides, but the only one needing special mention is the tincture, which is meant for internal administration; the small dose is noteworthy, five minims being probably the maximum for safety.
  • The external action of cantharides or cantharidin is extremely characteristic. When it is applied to the skin there are no obvious consequences for some hours.