How to use Cantharidin in a sentence
Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.
It is most abundant in large full-grown insects, while in very young specimens no cantharidin at all has been found.
Cantharidin constitutes from z to r% of cantharides.
The external action of cantharides or cantharidin is extremely characteristic. When it is applied to the skin there are no obvious consequences for some hours.
A very large number of other insects belonging to the same family possess blistering properties, owing to their containing cantharidin.Advertisement
It is very rich in cantharidin, yielding fully twice as much as ordinary cantharides.