tartar emetic

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tartar emetic a poisonous colorless salt used as a mordant and in medicine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tartar emetic (Med. Chem) a double tartrate of potassium and basic antimony. It is a poisonous white crystalline substance having a sweetish metallic taste, and used in medicine as a sudorific and emetic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Tartar emetic a compound of potassium and antimony
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. tartre—Low L. tartarum—Ar. durd, dregs.

Usage

In literature:

Carpenter mentions recovery after ingestion of two drams of tartar emetic.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The camels started, and, if the scene was affecting, the invalids began to be more affected by the tartar emetic.
"In the Heart of Africa" by Samuel White Baker
Mix twenty grains of tartar emetic and ten grains of white sugar with one drachm and a half of lard.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Early the next morning a bottle of whiskey, having tartar emetic in it, was placed in the bower, and the other bottle thrown away.
"Life & Times of Col. Daniel Boone" by Cecil B. Hartley
Use tartar emetic mingled with some favorite food.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
To this same bath there is next added tartar emetic and 1 lb.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Tartar emetic should never be given, as it is excessively depressing, and uncontrollable in its effects.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
On Wednesday I nearly killed an old lady, putting up tartar-emetic for cream-tartar.
"The Blunders of a Bashful Man" by Metta Victoria Fuller Victor
Tartar emetic, 147, 192, 219, 220.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
He took chrystals of tartar, seneka, gum ammoniac, saline draughts, emetics, tinct.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
Having few medicines, he resorted to tobacco, and found six grains of snuff as effectual in exciting vomiting, as two of Tartar emetic.
"A Dissertation on the Medical Properties and Injurious Effects of the Habitual Use of Tobacco" by A. McAllister
Calomel and tartar-emetic were administered, but without any effect.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
I'm that sick of the beast that the very sight of him is tartar emetic!
"Her Mother's Secret" by Emma D. E. N. Southworth
Another 'cure' contained tartar emetic, a dangerous poison.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
Emetic tartar (antimonium tartarizatum).
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
He thought an emetic better, and secured it by tartarized antimony.
"Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky" by David W. Yandell
What effect has an over-dose of the wine of antimony or tartar emetic?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
Gave him Calomel and Tartar Emetic as before, with No.
"The Dog" by Dinks, Mayhew, and Hutchinson
Entering a druggist's shop one evening, he asked for an ounce of tartar emetic.
"The Baron's Sons" by Mór Jókai
In this respect and in its action on the skin, the drug resembles tartar emetic.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
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