\ɑːd͡ʒˈɛnti nˈa͡ɪtɹəz], \ɑːdʒˈɛnti nˈaɪtɹəz], \ɑː_dʒ_ˈɛ_n_t_i n_ˈaɪ_t_ɹ_ə_z]\
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By William R. Warner
Generally, however, it is in the fused state: and it is this which is admitted into most Pharmacopoeiae, and which, besides the name Nitras Argenti, is called Nitras argenti fusus seu fusum. Causticum lunare, Lapis infernalis, Argentum nitricum fusum, and lunar caustic, (F.) Nitrate d' argent fondu, Pierre infernale. The virtues of nitrate of silver are tonic, and escharotic. It is given in chorea, epilesy, &c.; locally, it is used in various cases as an escharotic. Dose, gr. 1-8 to gr. 1-4 in pill, three times a day. When silver is combined with iodine, it is said to have the same effect as the nitrate, and not to produce the slate colour of the surface, which is apt to follow the protracted use of the latter.
By Robley Dunglison
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