SULPHUR (U.S., BR.)
\sˈʌlfə jˌuːˈɛs], \sˈʌlfə jˌuːˈɛs], \s_ˈʌ_l_f_ə__ j_ˌuː_ˈɛ_s]\
Definitions of SULPHUR (U.S., BR.)
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1. Brimstone, an element, symbol S, atomic weight, 32.07, occurring in native state in volcanic countries. It is of bright yellow color and occurs as a crystalline solid or as an amorphous powder; it combines with oxygen to form sulphurous and sulphuric acids and with many of the metals and nonmetallic elements to form sulphides. The pharmacopeia recognizes three preparations: washed, precipitated, and sublimated sulphur. It is mildly laxative in doses of gr. 45-90 (3.0-6.0), and has been employed in rheumatism, gout, and bronchitis in doses of gr. 5-10 (0.3-0.6); externally it is valuable in the treatment of skin diseases, and the fumes of burning sulphur were formerly extensively used in the disinfection of rooms after being occupied by a patient with contagious disease. 2. In homeopathic practice a trituration of sublimed sulphur with sugar of milk, employed as an antipsoric, to control the psora or underlying hereditary constitutional taint which interferes with the effect of otherwise well indicated drugs; dose IX to 30th potency.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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