Sentence Examples


  • Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.
  • It is most abundant in large full-grown insects, while in very young specimens no cantharidin at all has been found.
  • Of cantharidin has been obtained from different samples; and it has been ascertained that the elytra or wing-sheaths of the insect, which alone are used in pharmacy, contain more of the active principle than the soft parts taken together; but apparently cantharidin is most abundant in the eggs and generative organs.
  • Cantharidin constitutes from z to r% of cantharides.
  • 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.

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