tartar emetic


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a compound used as an expectorant and in the treatment of schistosomiasis japonicum, although the drug is extremely toxic and must be administered slowly intravenously; common toxic manifestations are phlebitis, tachycardia, and hypotension; sudden deaths have been reported, chiefly from circulatory collapse.

tartar emetic

n.
A poisonous crystalline compound, K(SbO)C4H4O6· 1/2 H2O, used in medicine as an expectorant and in the treatment of parasitic infections, such as schistosomiasis.

tartar emetic

(1) Antimony postassium tartrate. 
(2) Antimony sodium tartrate.
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Chang, "Antimony content of the blood and various organs following injection of tartar emetic into the intestinal lumen in rabbits," Chung Hua IHsiieh Tsa Chih, vol.
Caption: Figure 1: Hemolytic activity of the different formulations and free tartar emetic over a suspension of human [O.sup.+] red blood cells (RBC), after 1 h incubation.
([b.sub.1]), ([b.sub.2]): Main lesions in BALB/c mice kidneys treated with free tartar emetic, corresponding to hyperemia (black arrow), glomerular sclerosis (white arrow), and tubular degeneration (black arrowhead).