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Stedman's Shorter Medical Dictionary

Poisons & Antidotes
by T. L. Stedman, M.D., Wilcox & Follett Co., 1942

---Arsenic---
Symptoms: Two forms: (1) Heat and irritation in throat and stomach; vomiting, purging with rice-water stools; cramps in calf muscles, restlessness, even convulsions, prostration, fainting. (2) Somnolence, dizziness, delirium, extreme prostration, coma.

Treatment: Lavage or emetics--apomorphine, zinc sulfate, mustard, ipecac, magnesia; emetics continued at intervals for two days, then castor oil.

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