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The liniment, oil, and spirit have been poisonous in large dose.

Symptoms.--Odour of breath, languor, giddiness, faintness, dimness of

vision, difficulty of breathing, delirium, convulsions, with hot skin,

flushed face, and dilated pupils.

Fatal Dose.--Thirty grains.

=Cocculus Indicus.=--The fruit of Anamirta cocculus. Contains a

poisonous active principle, picrotoxin; used to adulterate beer, and by

poachers to stupefy fish.

Symptoms.--Convulsions, followed by stupor and complete loss of

voluntary power.