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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