It causes some pain, so that a sedative should be added.
Such a cough is relieved by the sedative action on the central nervous system.
In China it was an old internal remedy for leprosy and struma, and is accredited with stimulant, tonic, sedative, astringent and vulnerary properties.
Sean was supposed to serve her dessert laced with a sedative, so they could drug her and take her back to the station for questioning.
The sedative effect of lead lotion in pruritus is well known.
Hence bromide of potassium - or bromide of sodium, which is possibly somewhat safer still though not quite so certain in its action - is used as a hypnotic, as the standard anaphrodisiac, as a sedative in mania and all forms of morbid mental excitement, and in hyperaesthesia of all kinds.
In whooping-cough, when a sedative is required but a stimulant is also indicated, ammonium bromide is often invaluable.
- Bromide of potassium is the safest and most generally applicable sedative of the nervous system.
"An air more delicious to breathe," wrote Bayard Taylor, "cannot anywhere be found; it is neither too sedative nor too exciting, but has that pure, sweet, flexible quality which seems to support all one's happiest and healthiest moods."
While water containing much saline matter, and more especially water containing free carbonic acid, has a very stimulating action upon the skin, mud has a sedative effect, so that in a mud-bath one feels a pleasant soothing sensation as if bathing in cream.
Thus in the eye and ear, lotions containing an antiseptic, a sedative and an astringent are very generally used.
They are very astringent, haemostatic and sedative; the strong solution of the subacetate is powerfully caustic and is rarely used undiluted.
The extreme pain and rapid swelling of the vocal cords - with threatened obstruction to the respiration - that characterize acute laryngitis may often be relieved by the sedative action of this drug upon the circulation.
Given internally, atropine does not exert any appreciable sedative action upon the nerves of pain.
Fraser proved that by substitution of molecules in certain compounds a stimulant could be converted into a sedative action; thus by the addition of the methyl group CH 2 to the molecule of strychnine, thebaine or brucine, the tetanizing action of these drugs is converted into a paralysing action.