This occurs most often in men from forty to sixty years old. It is not uncommon in children. Cause. It is usually due to drinking of alcohol to excess, especially whisky, brandy, rum or gin. The liver is small and thin; hard, granular, white ban... Read more of CIRRHOSIS OF THE LIVER. (Sclerosis of the Liver) at Home Medicine.caInformational Site Network Informational
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Chlorate Of Potassium Etc





=Chlorate of Potassium= produces irritation of stomach and bowels;
hæmaturia; melæna; cyanosis, weakness, delirium, and coma.

Post-Mortem.--Blood is chocolate-brown in colour, and so are all the
internal organs; gastro-enteritis; nephritis.

Tests.--Spectroscope shows blood contains methæmoglobin; the drug
discharges the colour of indigo in acid solution with SO{2}.

Treatment.--Transfusion of blood or saline fluid; stimulants.

=Sulphuret of Potassium= (liver of sulphur) occurs in mass or powder of
a dirty green colour; has a strong smell of sulphuretted hydrogen.

Symptoms.--Of acute irritant poisoning, with stupor or convulsions.
Excreta smell of sulphuretted hydrogen.

Post-Mortem Appearances.--Stomach and duodenum reddened, with deposits
of sulphur. Lungs congested.

Treatment.--Chloride of sodium or lime in dilute solution, and
ordinary treatment for irritant poisoning.

Fatal Period (Shortest).--Fifteen minutes.





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