Sentence Examples


  • The treatment is to empty the stomach by tube or by a non-depressant emetic. The physiological antidotes are atropine and digitalin or strophanthin, which should be injected subcutaneously in maximal doses.
  • Emetine acts as a gradual depressant to the nervous system in animals.
  • In medicine copper sulphate was employed as an emetic, but its employment for this purpose is now very rare, as it is exceedingly depressant, and if it fails to act, may seriously damage the gastric mucous membrane.
  • This is accelerated by a marked depressant action upon the heart, similar to that produced by veratrine and aconite.
  • It is a powerful cardiac depressant, diminishing both the force and frequency of the heart's beat.