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Laws may be more accommodating to the benefit of the defense if a defendant drank alcohol or took an illicit drug with the expectation of relief, espe- cially if he were suffering from psychotic mental illness, and the existing antipsycho- tic regimen was ineffective (104). Also known as “major tranquilizers,” the traditional antipsychotics assumed forensic significance because of the significant side effects that could appear fairly dramatically with relatively small fluctuations in dose of the medicine. With the revolution of psychopharmacology, and the release and widespread use of atypical antipsychotics, forensic civil implications have changed for these medi- cines. Because there are medicines now available that are not as associated with signif- icant side effects, future civil forensics will relate more directly to the decision to choose traditional vs atypical antipsychotics. As significant as the impairments from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression are, the impact of those illnesses on employability was worsened by the often-unavoidable side effects of traditional antipsychotics. The effects of akathisia, driving a person to perpetual motion, would interfere with the essential functions of most work. The cognitive effects of other traditional antipsy- chotics also limit even compliant patients with major psychiatric disorders from fulfill- ing the core demands of intellectual dexterity of many positions. The condition, which limits the ability to move quickly and spontaneously, may substan- tially curtail the efficiency with which one can do any task that requires movement. Furthermore, the masklike face of parkinsonism (105) calls attention to an employee as “medicated,” and can further isolate someone who especially needs the support. New Frontiers of Accommodation With the release of clozapine, and later, olanzapine, and seroquel, treatments became available that do not affect movement, do not cause parkinsonism, and do not produce confusion. Employees can now engage in more intellectually competitive pursuits, even while taking atypical antipsychotics (106). The obstacles of traditional antipsychotics have been removed by the next gener- ation. Now, employers can more easily anticipate reversible side effects, and more easily accommodate side effects of interactions such as increased sedation (a side effect of all of the atypical antipsychotics), or dizziness upon rapidly standing (clozapine) (107). Poor compliance with treatment has also had a major impact on accommodating employees with psychotic mental illness. Atypical antipsychotics have been demon- strated to have superior compliance (108), which in turn promotes maintaining a symp- tom-free presentation and adherence to a plan worked out for an employee. At the time of the onset of his illness, he was 6 months removed from law school and had no health insurance. While he remained without manic symptoms, he noticed a subjective sense of great restlessness. After gentle input, a senior partner demanded a drug test, suspecting Mark of being on cocaine or amphetamines. No cocaine was found in Mark’s blood; however, when he demonstrated traces of fluphenazine, and his firm confronted him, Mark disclosed his condition. The employer contacted Mark’s psychiatrist to advise him of the firm’s concerns; the psychiatrist changed Mark’s antipsychotic to olanzapine. Soon afterward, Mark spent noticeably more time at his own desk, without pacing about, and others noted him to be more crea- tive as well. As we become more acquainted with the atypical drugs, previously unrecognized interactions will be discovered. Case reports describe panic attacks arising, for exam- ple, in those treated with high-dose antipsychotics (109). Modifying the regimen and early intervention, in such cases, quickly reverses the side effects without necessarily having to accommodate the condition by changing occupational responsibilities. Unfortunately for some, even those who derive benefit from the atypical antipsy- chotics, residual symptoms of the condition may linger. If these symptoms interfere with the performance of essential functions, then even the most tolerable medicines will not salvage the employee’s job or warrant accommodation by the employer. Should an employee demonstrate a sudden mental or physical deterioration, any neces- sary changes relating to contributing drug interactions can be recommended, with quick response. Such structure also reinforces the need for continued compliance with treat- ment. In the past, physicians confronted liability based on the consequences of traditional anti- psychotic side effects, heightened by interactions. In the future, malpractice suits will originate based upon the physician’s decision to prescribe a traditional antipsychotic instead of an atypical antipsychotic. Atypical anti- psychotics are drugs of choice; therefore, liability may be clear when a patient suffers from the side effects of a traditional antipsychotic when an atypical agent was available and this option was not presented to the patient or otherwise considered. Since psychiatric malpractice originates most commonly after unwanted death, particular attention needs to be directed to medication regimens in cases of sudden death. Postmortem toxicology studies may rule out overdose, but medications may still be respon- sible. Chlorpromazine and thioridazine are two antipsychotics that can cause substantial drops in blood pressure (110). This effect can be more pronounced in patients given tri- cyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (110). Significant hypotension has also been described with mesoridazine and clozapine (110). Since so many other medication options are available to treat acute agitation, and psychosis, clinical practice warrants accounting for why these medicines are pre- scribed instead of medicines that do not represent any risk to the circulatory system— particularly in the medically vulnerable or in those at risk for suicide by overdose. Unwanted lethality may rarely arise from the very rare side effect of agranulocy- tosis, or loss of ability to make white blood cells, attributed to clozapine. Again, accounting for this risk is sufficient, especially if clinical choices are more restricted. Sometimes the interactions of med- icines prescribed for nonpsychiatric conditions can affect glucose metabolism, or worsen sexual function, or contribute to weight gain. These problems may lead to the develop- ment of diabetes, divorce, or cardiac problems, respectively. The prescribing physi- cian has a duty to monitor for these difficulties, and to discuss and resolve the problems with his or her patient, regardless of the different possible causes. Interactions with antipsychotics may impact tort liability if a patient’s excessive sedation or confusion results in impaired operation of a motor vehicle or other lethal equipment. Interactions that increase blood levels of clozapine may be responsible for 210 Welner causing seizures (114), which can create a highway catastrophe. In this regard, standard psychiatric practice has reinforced the responsibility for psychiatrists to advise patients of risks associated with operating such items when prescribed antipsychotics. Since trusts and wills often concern individuals with health problems, such deci- sions may be affected by the interactions of prescribed drugs. Cases involving such competencies therefore warrant close scrutiny of medical, prescription, and pharmacy records. Comparison of decisions made, with corresponding dates, yields vital detail about the relevance of drug interactions. As agitation in the medically ill, and in the elderly, is often treated with antipsy- chotics, confusion and sedation may be attributable to the medicine—if not the under- lying condition. Careful consideration of the clinical course will enable the distinction of whether a drug interaction was responsible. The elderly, and those incapacitated who are making financial decisions, are particularly vulnerable to undue influence. Loving relatives with self-serving motives can position themselves opportunistically. For this reason, sedation, heightened by drug interactions, should also be tracked. If undue influence is suspected, and the agent had continuous proximity to an ill but wealthy patient, the deceased’s blood should be tested to ensure that no medicines were administered, in combination, that would have perpet- uated mental incapacity or hastened death. New discoveries from clinical use of combinations of an ever-growing pharmacopoeia add to our appreciation of interac- tions. These findings will one day provide answers to some of the peculiar forensic sce- narios that we now suspect are influenced by drug interactions, but cannot yet explain. Essential psychopharmacology, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000:408. Correlation between neuroloeptic binding to singam(1) and sigma(2): receptors and acute dystonic reactions. Relapse and rehospitalisation rates in patients with schizo- phrenia: effects of second generation antipsychotics. A cross-sectional study of parkinsonism and tardive dyskinesia in lithium-treated affective disordered patients. Psychotropic drugs and adverse events in the treatment of bipolar disorders revisited. Phenomenology of and risk factors for new-onset diabe- tes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis associated with atypical antipsychotics: an analysis of 45 published cases. Essential psychopharmacology, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000:415–421. Neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome and acute hepatitis during tolcapone and clozapine medication. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome associated with risperidone and olanzapine in first-episode schizophrenia. Priapism associated with conventional and atypical antipsy- chotic medications: a review. Sudden death in patients receiving clozapine treat- ment: a preliminary investigation. Preliminary evaluation of pro- gestins as inducers of cytochrome 3A4 activity in post-menopausal women. The effects of clozapine on aggression and substance abuse in schizophrenic patients. Comparison between the effects of atypical and tradi- tional antipsychotics on work status for clients in a psychiatric rehabilitation program. Rosenheck R, Chang S, Choe Y, Cramer J, Xu W, Thomas J, Henderson W, and Charney D. Medication continuation and compliance: a comparison of patients treated with cloz- apine and haloperidol. Panic attacks in patients with chronic schizophrenia: a complication of long-term neuroleptic treatment. Drugs that reduce Vmax and prolong action potential duration: quinidine, procainamide, disopyramide; kinetics of onset and offset in blocking the Na+ channel are of intermediate rapidity (<5 s). Drugs that do not reduce Vmax and that shorten action potential duration: mexiletine, phenytoin, and lidocaine; fast onset and offset kinetics (<500 ms). Drugs that reduce Vmax, primarily slow conduction, and can prolong refrac- toriness minimally: flecainide, propafenone, and probably moricizine; slow onset and offset kinetics (10–20 s). A more realistic view of antiarrhythmic agents is provided by the “Sicilian gambit (2). Use of antiarrhythmic agents requires particular care because of the narrow thera- peutic index of these drugs. Fortunately, we have reliable clinical end points for assess- ing efficacy and toxicity with a number of these agents (3). Unfortunately, however, From: Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide A. Action potential and antiarrhythmic drug class (darker = drug effect on action potential). As a consequence, the clinician can make the potentially fatal error of misdiagnosing toxicity as lack of efficacy and responding in a manner antithetical to that required. This phenomenon is of particular concern for the class I agents (as with quinidine and flecainide, e. These agents are usually used to treat ventricular tachyarrhythmias, but their own inherent cardiotoxicity may be the same arrhythmia. If such toxicity is misdiagnosed and treatment is continued or higher doses are instituted, the consequences could be disastrous. Side Effects Antiarrhythmic drugs produce one group of side effects that relate to excessive dos- age and plasma concentrations, resulting in both noncardiac (e. Examples of the latter include procainamide-induced lupus syndrome, amiodarone-induced pulmonary tox- icity (although a recent publication relates maintenance dose to this side effect), and some arrhythmias such as quinidine-induced torsades de pointes. Drug-induced or drug-aggravated cardiac arrhythmias (proarrhythmia) are a major clinical problem. Electrophysiological mechanisms probably relate to prolongation of repolarization, the development of early afterdepolarizations to cause torsades de pointes, and alterations in reentry pathways to initiate or sustain ventricular tachyarrhythmias. Patients without a history of congestive heart failure had no increased risk of cardiac mortality during antiarrhythmic drug treatment. Deaths were equally distributed throughout the treatment period, raising the important consideration that another kind of proarrhythmic response can occur some time after the beginning of drug therapy. Such late proarrhythmic effects may relate to drug-induced exacerbation of regional myocardial conduction delay due to ischemia and heterogeneous drug concentrations that may promote reentry. Allergic reac- tions may be manifested as rash, fever, immune-mediated thrombocytopenia, hemolytic 222 Auer anemia, and rarely, anaphylaxis.

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Without careful accountability accutane 10mg, this can be explained away in a medical chart as arising from illness accutane 20 mg. However accutane 5 mg, we must also remember that to many doctors accutane 30 mg, meaning well involves saving the life of a condemned person at all costs accutane 40 mg. Careful oversight into the prescribing history of the death row psychiatrist is therefore sensible diligence for the attorney presented with an inmate who has become less compe- tent 10 mg accutane, perhaps incompetent 5 mg accutane, to be executed 10mg accutane. Medication Defenses Antipsychotics do not directly disinhibit 5mg accutane, and do not cause acute psychiatric ill- nesses accutane 5mg. In unusual circumstances, interactions can result in crimes that reflect the prod- uct of untoward medication effects. Her psychiatrist felt she looked a bit stiff in her previous appointment, and increased the benztropine. Her mother was worried enough after the conversation to drive over to Sharon’s house. She had driven aimlessly for about 2 miles, before pulling into a convenience store. Police personnel who arrived at the scene found Sharon, perplexed, surrounded by store customers. Notwithstanding the above bizarre example, a prescribed antipsychotic far more likely reflects diminished capacity through the suggestion that whatever the defendant was taking at the time of the crime, it may not have been enough. Therefore, medicines that accelerate the metabolism of the antipsychotic may be pertinent to a criminal defense, especially if behavioral changes coincided with the time course of the regimen. Antipsychotic Drugs and Interactions 207 unexpected ineffectiveness of the medicine may be even further supportive to the defense (102). He is compliant with his appointments, sees his doctors every 2 weeks, and had blood levels taken of the drug that show him to be in the therapeutic range. At some point, between appointments, his friends notice he becomes increasingly withdrawn, taking poor care of his hygiene. On one occasion, ambling out in a mall, he attacks a young lady, whose screams alert passersby to intervene. Follow-up blood testing reflects that clozapine is still in his system, but in a substantially lower blood concentration. Typically, patients who consume intoxicants are judged as having become volun- tarily intoxicated (103). Laws may be more accommodating to the benefit of the defense if a defendant drank alcohol or took an illicit drug with the expectation of relief, espe- cially if he were suffering from psychotic mental illness, and the existing antipsycho- tic regimen was ineffective (104). Also known as “major tranquilizers,” the traditional antipsychotics assumed forensic significance because of the significant side effects that could appear fairly dramatically with relatively small fluctuations in dose of the medicine. With the revolution of psychopharmacology, and the release and widespread use of atypical antipsychotics, forensic civil implications have changed for these medi- cines. Because there are medicines now available that are not as associated with signif- icant side effects, future civil forensics will relate more directly to the decision to choose traditional vs atypical antipsychotics. As significant as the impairments from schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, and psychotic depression are, the impact of those illnesses on employability was worsened by the often-unavoidable side effects of traditional antipsychotics. The effects of akathisia, driving a person to perpetual motion, would interfere with the essential functions of most work. The cognitive effects of other traditional antipsy- chotics also limit even compliant patients with major psychiatric disorders from fulfill- ing the core demands of intellectual dexterity of many positions. The condition, which limits the ability to move quickly and spontaneously, may substan- tially curtail the efficiency with which one can do any task that requires movement. Furthermore, the masklike face of parkinsonism (105) calls attention to an employee as “medicated,” and can further isolate someone who especially needs the support. New Frontiers of Accommodation With the release of clozapine, and later, olanzapine, and seroquel, treatments became available that do not affect movement, do not cause parkinsonism, and do not produce confusion. Employees can now engage in more intellectually competitive pursuits, even while taking atypical antipsychotics (106). The obstacles of traditional antipsychotics have been removed by the next gener- ation. Now, employers can more easily anticipate reversible side effects, and more easily accommodate side effects of interactions such as increased sedation (a side effect of all of the atypical antipsychotics), or dizziness upon rapidly standing (clozapine) (107). Poor compliance with treatment has also had a major impact on accommodating employees with psychotic mental illness. Atypical antipsychotics have been demon- strated to have superior compliance (108), which in turn promotes maintaining a symp- tom-free presentation and adherence to a plan worked out for an employee. At the time of the onset of his illness, he was 6 months removed from law school and had no health insurance. While he remained without manic symptoms, he noticed a subjective sense of great restlessness. After gentle input, a senior partner demanded a drug test, suspecting Mark of being on cocaine or amphetamines. No cocaine was found in Mark’s blood; however, when he demonstrated traces of fluphenazine, and his firm confronted him, Mark disclosed his condition. The employer contacted Mark’s psychiatrist to advise him of the firm’s concerns; the psychiatrist changed Mark’s antipsychotic to olanzapine. Soon afterward, Mark spent noticeably more time at his own desk, without pacing about, and others noted him to be more crea- tive as well. As we become more acquainted with the atypical drugs, previously unrecognized interactions will be discovered. Case reports describe panic attacks arising, for exam- ple, in those treated with high-dose antipsychotics (109). Modifying the regimen and early intervention, in such cases, quickly reverses the side effects without necessarily having to accommodate the condition by changing occupational responsibilities. Unfortunately for some, even those who derive benefit from the atypical antipsy- chotics, residual symptoms of the condition may linger. If these symptoms interfere with the performance of essential functions, then even the most tolerable medicines will not salvage the employee’s job or warrant accommodation by the employer. Should an employee demonstrate a sudden mental or physical deterioration, any neces- sary changes relating to contributing drug interactions can be recommended, with quick response. Such structure also reinforces the need for continued compliance with treat- ment. In the past, physicians confronted liability based on the consequences of traditional anti- psychotic side effects, heightened by interactions. In the future, malpractice suits will originate based upon the physician’s decision to prescribe a traditional antipsychotic instead of an atypical antipsychotic. Atypical anti- psychotics are drugs of choice; therefore, liability may be clear when a patient suffers from the side effects of a traditional antipsychotic when an atypical agent was available and this option was not presented to the patient or otherwise considered. Since psychiatric malpractice originates most commonly after unwanted death, particular attention needs to be directed to medication regimens in cases of sudden death. Postmortem toxicology studies may rule out overdose, but medications may still be respon- sible. Chlorpromazine and thioridazine are two antipsychotics that can cause substantial drops in blood pressure (110). This effect can be more pronounced in patients given tri- cyclic antidepressants and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (110). Significant hypotension has also been described with mesoridazine and clozapine (110). Since so many other medication options are available to treat acute agitation, and psychosis, clinical practice warrants accounting for why these medicines are pre- scribed instead of medicines that do not represent any risk to the circulatory system— particularly in the medically vulnerable or in those at risk for suicide by overdose. Unwanted lethality may rarely arise from the very rare side effect of agranulocy- tosis, or loss of ability to make white blood cells, attributed to clozapine. Again, accounting for this risk is sufficient, especially if clinical choices are more restricted. Sometimes the interactions of med- icines prescribed for nonpsychiatric conditions can affect glucose metabolism, or worsen sexual function, or contribute to weight gain. These problems may lead to the develop- ment of diabetes, divorce, or cardiac problems, respectively. The prescribing physi- cian has a duty to monitor for these difficulties, and to discuss and resolve the problems with his or her patient, regardless of the different possible causes. Interactions with antipsychotics may impact tort liability if a patient’s excessive sedation or confusion results in impaired operation of a motor vehicle or other lethal equipment. Interactions that increase blood levels of clozapine may be responsible for 210 Welner causing seizures (114), which can create a highway catastrophe. In this regard, standard psychiatric practice has reinforced the responsibility for psychiatrists to advise patients of risks associated with operating such items when prescribed antipsychotics. Since trusts and wills often concern individuals with health problems, such deci- sions may be affected by the interactions of prescribed drugs. Cases involving such competencies therefore warrant close scrutiny of medical, prescription, and pharmacy records. Comparison of decisions made, with corresponding dates, yields vital detail about the relevance of drug interactions. As agitation in the medically ill, and in the elderly, is often treated with antipsy- chotics, confusion and sedation may be attributable to the medicine—if not the under- lying condition. Careful consideration of the clinical course will enable the distinction of whether a drug interaction was responsible. The elderly, and those incapacitated who are making financial decisions, are particularly vulnerable to undue influence. Loving relatives with self-serving motives can position themselves opportunistically. For this reason, sedation, heightened by drug interactions, should also be tracked. If undue influence is suspected, and the agent had continuous proximity to an ill but wealthy patient, the deceased’s blood should be tested to ensure that no medicines were administered, in combination, that would have perpet- uated mental incapacity or hastened death. New discoveries from clinical use of combinations of an ever-growing pharmacopoeia add to our appreciation of interac- tions. These findings will one day provide answers to some of the peculiar forensic sce- narios that we now suspect are influenced by drug interactions, but cannot yet explain. Essential psychopharmacology, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000:408. Correlation between neuroloeptic binding to singam(1) and sigma(2): receptors and acute dystonic reactions. Relapse and rehospitalisation rates in patients with schizo- phrenia: effects of second generation antipsychotics. A cross-sectional study of parkinsonism and tardive dyskinesia in lithium-treated affective disordered patients. Psychotropic drugs and adverse events in the treatment of bipolar disorders revisited. Phenomenology of and risk factors for new-onset diabe- tes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis associated with atypical antipsychotics: an analysis of 45 published cases. Essential psychopharmacology, Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 2000:415–421. Neuroleptic malignant-like syndrome and acute hepatitis during tolcapone and clozapine medication. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome associated with risperidone and olanzapine in first-episode schizophrenia. Priapism associated with conventional and atypical antipsy- chotic medications: a review. Sudden death in patients receiving clozapine treat- ment: a preliminary investigation. Preliminary evaluation of pro- gestins as inducers of cytochrome 3A4 activity in post-menopausal women. The effects of clozapine on aggression and substance abuse in schizophrenic patients. Comparison between the effects of atypical and tradi- tional antipsychotics on work status for clients in a psychiatric rehabilitation program. Rosenheck R, Chang S, Choe Y, Cramer J, Xu W, Thomas J, Henderson W, and Charney D. Medication continuation and compliance: a comparison of patients treated with cloz- apine and haloperidol. Panic attacks in patients with chronic schizophrenia: a complication of long-term neuroleptic treatment. Drugs that reduce Vmax and prolong action potential duration: quinidine, procainamide, disopyramide; kinetics of onset and offset in blocking the Na+ channel are of intermediate rapidity (<5 s). Drugs that do not reduce Vmax and that shorten action potential duration: mexiletine, phenytoin, and lidocaine; fast onset and offset kinetics (<500 ms). Drugs that reduce Vmax, primarily slow conduction, and can prolong refrac- toriness minimally: flecainide, propafenone, and probably moricizine; slow onset and offset kinetics (10–20 s). A more realistic view of antiarrhythmic agents is provided by the “Sicilian gambit (2). Use of antiarrhythmic agents requires particular care because of the narrow thera- peutic index of these drugs. Fortunately, we have reliable clinical end points for assess- ing efficacy and toxicity with a number of these agents (3). Unfortunately, however, From: Handbook of Drug Interactions: A Clinical and Forensic Guide A. Action potential and antiarrhythmic drug class (darker = drug effect on action potential).

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Shortly after, in a severe epidemic of malignant diphtheria, he treated eighteen cases without the loss of one, using the ceanothus in all cases. He has used it since in diphtheria, pharyngitis, tonsilitis, and nasal catarrh, with good results. He gives it in diseases of the mucous surface where the discharge is profuse, thick and tenacious. He has further employed the remedy in the treatment of subinvolution, and evaporating it on a water bath, has made an ointment which is Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 105 applied to ulcers of the os uteri. It gives good results as a wash in the treatment of gonorrhea, gleet, leucorrhea, and ulcers and old sores. He believes the berries should be gathered just before they are ripe, to obtain the best action. Ipecac et Opii, Powder of Ipecac and Opium, composed of Ipecac and opium of each ten parts, Sugar of Milk, eighty parts; dose, from three to ten grains. Specific Medicine Ipecac; dose, for gastric, intestinal or bronchial irritation, five drops in four ounces of water; a tablespoonful every hour. It represents the medicinal properties of the ipecac, but will not produce nausea or emesis. It may be given in doses of one, two or three tablets three times per day, before meals, Physiological Action of Ipecac, (J. The peculiar effect that the dust of ipecacuanha powder exerts upon the respiratory organs of some persons has been noted by early observers. Lewis, in 1761, makes the following statement: “Geoffroy observed that in pulverizing considerable quantities, the finer powder that flies off, unless great care be taken to avoid it, is apt to afflict the operator with difficulty of breathing, spitting of blood and bleeding at the nose, or swelling and Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 106 inflammation of the eyes and face, and sometimes of the throat, adding that these symptoms disappear in a few days, usually spontaneously. Poisoning in this manner may be treated by blood-letting and the taking of a decoction of uva ursi and extract of rhatany; in another more recent instance, relief was afforded by a dose of extract of quebracho. The powdered ipecac in one-sixth of a grain doses is a stomachic tonic, stimulating the salivary and gastric secretions. In doses of ten grains it will act as a nauseating, emetic, but the emesis occurs slowly and is not extreme, persistent nor prostrating like that of lobelia or tartar emetic. In some cases continued repetition of the emetic dose produces a toleration, when the emetic effect ceases, but there is diarrhea—an active cathartic influence, with stools characteristic of this agent. In some children the persistent use of the syrup of ipecac will invariably produce diarrhea often persistent and difficult to cure. This important discovery has placed this alkaloid (like the hypodermic use of lobelia has placed that important remedy) in a most conspicuous position, making it at once a specific for the conditions named. Barlow, Chief Surgeon to the Hospital at Cuyamel, Honduras, now using these preparations, says: “My impressions are that while Alcresta ipecac cannot replace emetine in cases which can be seen daily, or in severe cases, it has certain uses in which it is superior to emetine. Cases living at such a distance or too poor to make daily visits to a physician; 3. In the after treatment of cases which have been relieved by the treatment of emetine; 4. In the treatment of carriers; and Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 107 5. In the treatment of cases of Craigiasis, which indeed cannot be treated so well with emetine alone as with emetine combined with some preparation of ipecac which can be administered orally. Bass and Johns found that the germ would disappear from all lesions in from one to three days in ninety per cent of the cases, and in six days from ninety-nine per cent of the cases. The peculiar combination involved in this substance prevents the alkaloids from being dissolved in acid or neutral solutions. The local influence of this agent upon the endameba in the mouth is very prompt and satisfactory. In extreme inactive conditions of the stomach and bowels, with or without pain—the inactivity shown by a broad, pallid tongue, covered very thickly with a dirty white coat, which finally becomes sleek on the top, increasing from tip to base in dirtiness, to a brown color-full emetic doses of the common forms of ipecac persisted in for a short time will quickly correct almost the entire train of symptoms. Specific Symptomatology—Persistent irritation in mucous membranes, with deficient secretion, demand ipecac in small closes. Persistent nausea and vomiting, with pale, relaxed membranes, whitecoated, broad tongue, will often yield most readily to minute doses (1/ of a drop) frequently repeated. It is indicated also in croup, with sudden dypsnea and threatening suffocation, extreme secretion, without ability to dislodge. Therapy—For its emetic influence ipecac is one of the most satisfactory of the emetics. When there is undigested food in the stomach, causing irritation, when mild poisons are taken, when emesis is demanded to relieve sick headache, this agent is used in preference to others. If promptness of action be demanded the full dose should be given in a bowl of warm water—not hot—or a single full dose of lobelia may be given Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 108 with it. If powerful poisons are taken, and active emesis is demanded, the sulphate of zinc or lobelia in persistent doses, or some other emetic more immediate in its influence, is usually used, although the writer has always been able to adjust ipecac with such adjuvants as warm water, mustard, or tickling of the throat, to every case. In cases where foreign bodies are lodged in the esophagus, and in the threatened suffocation of mucous croup, or in membranous croup, ipecac is the remedy, especially in childhood. In the developing stage of malarial fevers it was once the practice to produce active diaphoresis by a hot pediluvium and hot drinks, the patient being wrapped in warm blankets, and to produce profound emesis with ipecac. Often the most desirable results were obtained, and in some cases where an acute cold had been contracted or where there was a severe chill, in strong, previously healthy patients, the disease, was suddenly terminated by this course. In the bronchitis of childhood occurring often suddenly, with a dry, hoarse, stridulous or croupal cough, without secretion, ten drops of the syrup of ipecac given every half hour, hour, or two hours until nausea in induced, will sometimes abort the condition in a few hours, the influence of the agent dissipating the conditions essential to the progress of the disease. This form of bronchitis is common in furnace-heated houses, and in close, hot, unventilated apartments, in the beginning of the winter when the furnace fire is first started, and in the spring. Ipecac in small doses given in conjunction or in alternation with aconite or bryonia or belladonna, is of great service in pneumonia, especially that of childhood. Five drops in a half glass of water, a teaspoonful every hour, may be given with the best of results. In the stage of active inflammation it is useful as stated, but is not given in the same. It is an excellent remedy to assist in clearing up hepatization and in restoring normal conditions in the lung cells. The author, when the temperature has subsided, gives one-fourth to one- half a grain of powdered ipecac to an adult, every two or three hours in a capsule, with two grains of the bisulphate of quinine. Ipecac is of value in coughs when there is a deficient secretion, whatever the cause. Emetic doses are not desirable if the agent is to be continued Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 109 for a length of time. It has been beneficial in spasmodic asthma, whooping cough and in laryngismus stridulus. This agent is advised in irritation of the bowels resulting in acute inflammation. In small doses it is given with good results in cholera infantum and in diarrheas, but is of no benefit beyond the acute stage. While ipecac has been known as a cure for certain forms of dysentery for more than a century, the use of its active principle emetine as a cure for amebic dysentery is just now coming into prominence. Our writers have always advised ipecac for this disease, but not all have given it in sufficiently large doses. Administered now in the form of alcresta ipecac or emetine hypodermically, the cures are prompt and highly satisfactory. In fact, the remedy is already being classed with quinine for malaria, and antitoxin for diphtheria, as one of the great specifies. If the dysenteric tenesmus is relieved with prompt doses of gelsemium— and we have a no more efficient remedy in the materia medica for this condition than that agent—the beneficial effects of the ipecac upon the local inflammatory processes will be more plainly marked. Recent observers in the general hospital in Calcutta, India, have found that large doses of ipecac have most beneficial effects in amebic hepatitis and hepatic abscess. If the diagnosis be made before the formation of pus, this is prevented by the agent. It should be given when the patient suffers with a general feeling of lassitude, foul tongue, pain in the right shoulder and in the right hypochondrium. Ipecac is given in these cases in single large doses, usually from twenty to thirty grains, given at least two hours after eating and best taken at bedtime. Frazier claims that ipecac in large doses is an excellent addition to the treatment of typhoid fever. In five cases where he used it, the temperature dropped suddenly so that within four days it was normal. In the earlier stages he gave thirty grains on the first day; twenty-five the next; twenty the next and so on down until ten. Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 110 The successful use of this common remedy, in the treatment of epilepsy has been reported, since our first edition. Persistent cases have been treated, with ten minim doses of a strong fluid extract, increased to forty minims. The action of emetine or alcresta ipecac should be at once determined for the above conditions. It is given by some physicians in small doses for this purpose, and by others in full doses to prompt emesis. It has controlled postpartum hemorrhage, menorrhagia, metrorrhagia, epistaxis and hmmoptysis, and will exercise a beneficial influence in hematuria. Specific Symptomatology—The most direct indication for the use of this agent is a dragging sensation in the extreme lower abdomen, and inclination to pull up, to hold up, or support the abdominal pelvic contents. In women suffering from pelvic engorgement and uterine prolapsus, with disordered menstruation, one drop of the tincture or fluid extract every two or three hours will relieve that sensation permanently. Therapy—Homeopathists believe helonias to be particularly suitable for female disorders, where there is feeble constitution, where the nervous system is weakened and the patient is easily fatigued. It is peculiarly Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 111 tonic. Where disorders of the stomach are present with uterine or kidney disease, it should exercise a direct action. Where malpositions occur from weakness—loss of tone—where there is dragging sensation constantly present in the lower abdomen, or at the menstrual epoch, it is directly indicated. For the case of the worn mother who watches over the care of her charge, as well as for the young girl budding into womanhood, carefully and properly selected, this remedy will certainly give satisfactory results. It is a pure and active restorative; is nutritious and promotes secretion; it promotes normal activity of the glandular organs. When glandular action is prevented, from the influence of uterine or renal disease, it is especially serviceable. It will cure amenorrhea, menorrhagia, some cases of leucorrhea, and the dragging down sensations in the lower abdomen, which results from simple displacements. It will also relieve erratic pains of stomach and gastric disorders which depend upon or accompany this condition. If these disorders are present with threatened abortion, the remedy should be combined with viburnum, and both be given in full doses to prevent that condition. It, however, works more perfectly in combination with aletris farinosa and cimicifuga in atonic conditions, while caulophyllum and viburnum act best where irritable conditions are present. In addition, it is a general tonic improving the character of all the organs in their functional operations, and especially improving the tone of the digestive apparatus. It is a liver remedy of rare value, in many cases accomplishing most satisfactory results when there is deficient or perverted action. Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 112 Munn of Connecticut used it for many years with very satisfactory results. From another observation its influence would be improved in certain cases by the addition of phytolacca and where there is marked toxemia by echinacea. If the sensation of dragging and weight occurs in the male from cystic disorder, the relief is fully as satisfactory. The general action of the agent in these cases is that of a tonic to the genito-urinary apparatus. It quickly overcomes the phosphatic diathesis, and in urinary irritability is serviceable, especially if from atonic causes. It is useful in impotence, and its properties as an aphrodisiac have been often noted. Physiological Action—Drastic cathartic and violent local irritant, alterative, diuretic, diaphoretic and expectorant. This agent stimulates the chylopoietic system, favorably influencing all of those organs which are supplied by the solar plexus of the great sympathetic. Specific Symptomatology—The conditions to which chelidonium are especially applicable are found in fully developed abdominal plethora, inefficient functional action of the glandular organs of the abdominal cavity, and imperfect, sluggish and deficient circulation of the tissues, glands and organs of this cavity. Ellingwood’s American Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Pharmacognosy - Page 113 This agent operates in harmony with leptandra, podophyllum, iris versicolor, chionanthus and sodium phosphate, in the three following important conditions: Diminished secretion of bile, evidenced by grayish, clay-colored, or very light yellow stools, which will usually float. There may be no evidences of absorption of bile into the blood—no jaundice; or there may be absorption of the bile and jaundice, with its whole train of symptoms, with dark green and fetid stools and dolic; or there may be the above grayish, clay-colored stools and jaundice, with bile in the urine, which is dark yellow or red, very acid, charged with an excess of uric acid crystals. Defective liver circulation is the cause of a long train of remote manifestations, among which are slow pulse, frequent palpitations, a feeling of weight, stiffness and swellings of the hands, feet and limbs, cold extremities, pallid and doughy skin, local and general, edema, dull pain or constant aching in the limbs and muscles, aching in the front head and occiput, vertigo, weariness, irritability, inactivity, irregularity of the bowels-constipation, followed by diarrhea, erratic colicky pains, sallowness, jaundice and other disorders. In disease of the spleen, it relieves congestion and reduces splenic hypertrophy, acting in harmony with chionanthus and grindelia squarrosa. Its action upon the pancreatic glands is satisfactory, relieving congestion and engorgement and irritation, and inducing a better circulation. It will be found an excellent remedy in combination with helonias in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.

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Such an uncontained liquid forms into a sphere that can be noted in the shape of raindrops 10 mg accutane. The pressure inside the spherical liquid drop is 92 Chapter 7 Fluids higher than the pressure outside 30 mg accutane. In other words 5 mg accutane, to create gas bubble of radius R in a liquid with surface tension T 40mg accutane, the pressure of the gas injected into the liquid must be greater than the pressure of the surrounding liquid by P as given in Eq accutane 30mg. As will be shown in the following sections 20mg accutane, the effects of surface tension are evident in many areas relevant to the life sciences accutane 10mg. These spaces act as capillaries and in part govern the motion of water through the soil 5mg accutane. When water enters soil accutane 5mg, it penetrates the spaces between the small particles and adheres to them accutane 20mg. If the water did not adhere to the particles, it would run rapidly through the soil until it reached solid rock. Because of adhesion and the resulting capillary action, a significant fraction of the water that enters the soil is retained by it. For a plant to withdraw this water, the roots must apply a negative pressure, or suction, to the moist soil. For example, if the effective capillary radius of the soil is 10−3 cm, the pressure required to withdraw the water is 1. Because capillary action is inversely proportional to the diameter of the capillary, finely grained soil will hold water more tightly than soil of similar material with larger grains (see Fig. When all the pores of the soil are filled with water, the surface mois- ture tension is at its lowest value. In other words, under these conditions the required suction pressure produced by the plant roots to withdraw the water from the soil is the lowest. As the soil loses moisture, the remaining water tends to be bound into the narrower capillaries. In addition, as the moisture content decreases, sec- tions of water become isolated and tend to form droplets. If, for example, the radius of a droplet decreases to 10−5 cm, the pressure required to draw the water out of the droplet is about 14. Capillary action also depends on the strength of adhesion, which in turn depends on the material composition of the capillary surface. There is a limit to the pressure that roots can produce in order to withdraw water from the soil. A plant may thrive in loam and yet wilt in a clayey soil with twice the moisture content. Many of these insects are adapted to utilize the surface tension of water for locomotion. The surface tension of water makes it possible for some insects to stand on water and remain dry. As is shown in Exercise 7-11, a 70 kg person would have to stand on a platform about 10 km in perimeter to be supported solely by surface tension. Further, examination with an electron microscope reveals that the myofibril is composed of two types of threads, one made of myosin, which is about 160 A(˚ 1A˚ 10−8 cm) in diameter, and the other made of actin, which has a diameter of about 50 A. The threads are aligned in a regular pattern with spaces between threads so that the threads can slide past one another, as shown in Fig. The calcium ions in turn produce conformational changes that result in the sliding of the threads through each other, shortening the myosin-actin structure. Clearly, a force must act along the myosin-actin threads to produce such a contracting motion. It has been suggested by Gamow and Ycas [7-5] that this force may be due to surface tension, which is present not only in liquids but also in jellylike materials such as tissue cells. Here the movement is due to the attraction between the surfaces of the two types of thread. Let us now estimate the force per square centimeter of muscle tissue that could be generated by the surface tension proposed in this model. If the average diameter of the threads is D, the number of threads N per square centimeter of muscle is approximately 1 N (7. There- fore, the maximum contracting force that can be produced by surface tension per square centimeter of muscle area is 6 2 Fm T × 4 × 10 dyn/cm A surface tension of 1. Because this is well below surface tensions commonly encountered, we can conclude that surface tension could be the source of muscle contraction. The actual processes in muscle contraction are much more complex and cannot be reduced to a simple surface tension model (see [7-7 and 7-9]). As the word implies, the hydrophilic end is strongly attracted to water while the hydrophobic has very little attraction to water but is attracted and is readily soluble in oily liquids. Many different types of surfactant molecules are found in nature or as products of laboratory synthesis. When surfactant molecules are placed in water, they align on the surface with the hydrophobic end pushed out of the water as shown in Fig. Such an alignment disrupts the surface structure of water, reducing the surface ten- sion. A small concentration of surfactant molecules can typically reduce sur- face tension of water from 73 dyn/cm to 30 dyn/cm. In oily liquids, surfactants are aligned with the hydrophilic end squeezed out of the liquid. The most familiar use of surfactants is as soaps and detergents to wash away oily substances. Here the hydrophobic end of the surfactants dissolves into the oil surface while the hydrophilic end remains exposed to the surround- ing water as shown in Fig. As a result, the oil breaks up into small droplets surrounded by the hydrophilic end of the surfactants. The small oil droplets are solubilized (that is suspended or dissolved) in the water and can now be washed away. In certain types of experiments, for example, proteins that are hydrophobic such as membrane proteins and lipoproteins must be dissolved in water. Here surfactants are used to solubilize the proteins in a process similar to that illustrated in Fig. The hydrophobic ends of the surfactant molecules dissolve into the surface of the protein. The aligned hydrophilic ends surround the protein, solubilizing it in the ambient water. Chapter 7 Exercises 99 Some insects such as the Microvelia not only stand on water but also utilize surface tension for propulsion. They secrete a substance from their abdomen that reduces the surface tension behind them. Here the effect is similar to cutting a taut rubber membrane which then draws apart, each section moving away from the cut. This effect known as Marangoni propulsion can be demonstrated simply by coating one end of a toothpick with soap, and placing it in water. The soap acting as the surfactant reduces the surface tension behind the coated end resulting in the acceleration of the toothpick away from the dissolved soap. Experiments have shown that the surfactant excreted by insects reduces the surface tension of water from 73 dyn/cm to about 50 dyn/cm. Measurements show that during Marangoni propulsion, Microvelia can attain peak speeds of 17 cm/sec. The importance of surfactants in the process of breathing is described in Chapter 9. Assume that the average density of the human body is about the same as water (ρ ρ 1 g/cm3) and that the area A of the limbs w acting on the water is about 600 cm2. If the situation is reversed, the immersed animal tends to rise to the surface, and it must expend energy to keep itself below the surface. Calculate volume of the swim bladder as a percent of the total vol- ume of the fish in order to reduce the average density of the fish from 1. The density of an animal is conveniently obtained by weighing it first in air and then immersed in a fluid. If the density of the fluid is ρ1, the average density ρ2 of the animal is W1 ρ2 ρ1 W1 − W2 Derive this relationship. If a section of coarse-grained soil is adjacent to a finer grained soil of the same material, water will seep from the coarse-grained to the finer grained soil. Calculate the perimeter of a platform required to support a 70 kg person solely by surface tension. Assume that the linear dimension of the insect is 3 × 10−1 cm and its mass is 3 × 10−2 g. Further, assume that the surface tension difference between the clean water and surfactant altered water provides the force to accel- erate the insect. Chapter 8 T he otion of luids The study of fluids in motion is closely related to biology and medicine. Poiseuille (1799–1869), was a French physician whose study of moving fluids was motivated by his interest in the flow of blood through the body. In this chapter, we will review briefly the principles governing the flow of fluids and then examine the flow of blood in the circulatory system. Bernoulli’s equation states that at any point in the channel of a flowing fluid the following relationship holds: 1 2 P + ρgh + ρv Constant (8. The first term in the equation is the potential energy per unit volume of the fluid due to the pressure in the fluid. Consider a fluid flowing through a pipe consisting of two segments with cross- sectional areas A1 and A2, respectively (see Fig. The volume of fluid flowing per second past any point in the pipe is given by the product of the fluid velocity and the area of the pipe, A × v. If the fluid is incompressible, in a unit time as much fluid must flow out of the pipe as flows into it. Therefore, the rates of flow in segments 1 and 2 are equal; that is, A1 A1v1 A2v2 or v2 v1 (8. Therefore the relationship between the parameters P, ρ, h, and v at points 1 and 2 is 1 2 1 2 P1 + ρgh1 + ρv P2 + ρgh2 + ρv (8. In a real fluid, the molecules attract each other; consequently, relative motion between the fluid molecules is opposed by a frictional force, which is called viscous friction. Viscous friction is pro- portional to the velocity of flow and to the coefficient of viscosity for the given fluid. As a result of viscous friction, the velocity of a fluid flowing through a pipe varies across the pipe. The velocity is highest at the center and decreases toward the walls; at the walls of the pipe, the fluid is stationary. The lengths of the arrows are proportional to the velocity across the pipe diameter. If viscosity is taken into account, it can be shown (see reference [8-5]) that the rate of laminar flow Q through a cylindrical tube of radius R and length L is given by Poiseuille’s law, which is πR4 (P − P ) 1 2 3 Q cm /sec (8. In general, viscosity is a function of temperature and increases as the fluid becomes colder. This fact is evident from Bernoulli’s equation, which shows that if the height and velocity of the fluid remain constant, there is no pressure drop along the flow path. The product of the pressure drop and the area of the pipe is the force required to overcome the frictional forces that tend to retard the flow in the pipe segment. Note that for a given flow rate the pressure drop required to overcome frictional losses decreases as the fourth power of the pipe radius. Thus, even though all fluids are subject to friction, if the area of the flow is large, frictional losses and the accompanying pressure drop are small and can be neglected. The flow becomes turbulent with eddies and whirls disrupting the laminar flow (see Fig. In a cylindrical pipe the critical flow velocity vc above which the flow is turbulent, is given by η vc (8. The symbol is the Reynold’s number, which for most fluids has a value between 2000 and 3000. Therefore, as the flow turns turbulent, it becomes more difficult to force a fluid through a pipe. Blood is not a simple fluid; it contains cells that complicate the flow, especially when the passages become narrow. Furthermore, the veins and arteries are not rigid pipes but are elastic and alter their shape in response to the forces applied by the fluid. Still, it is possible to analyze the circulatory system with reasonable accuracy using the concepts developed for simple fluids flowing in rigid pipes. The blood in the circulatory system brings oxygen, nutrients, and various other vital substances to the cells and removes the metabolic waste products from the cells. The blood is pumped through the circulatory system by the heart, and it leaves the heart through vessels called arteries and returns to it through veins. The mammalian heart consists of two independent pumps, each made of two chambers called the atrium and the ventricle. The entrances to and exits from these chambers are controlled by valves that are arranged to maintain the flow of blood in the proper direction. Blood from all parts of the body except the lungs enters the right atrium, which contracts and forces the blood into the right ventricle. The ventricle then contracts and drives the blood through the pulmonary artery into the lungs. In its passage through the lungs, the blood releases carbon dioxide and absorbs oxygen. The contraction of the left atrium forces the blood into the left ventricle, which on contraction drives the oxygen-rich blood through the aorta into the arteries that lead to all parts of the body except the lungs.

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