Cantharidin sentence example

cantharidin
  • Cantharides owe their value to the presence of a peculiar chemical principle, to which the name cantharidin has been given.
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  • It is most abundant in large full-grown insects, while in very young specimens no cantharidin at all has been found.
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  • Cantharidin constitutes from z to r% of cantharides.
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  • 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.
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  • A very large number of other insects belonging to the same family possess blistering properties, owing to their containing cantharidin.
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  • It is very rich in cantharidin, yielding fully twice as much as ordinary cantharides.
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  • Those which act on the skin: The best known of these is cantharides (Spanish fly), the active principle of which is a colourless crystalline body - cantharidin - which is extremely irritating.
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