Salicin sentence example
- It was discovered in 1838 by Piria as a decomposition product of salicin.
- Salicylic acid and salicin (q.v.) share the properties common to the group of aromatic acids, which, as a group, are antiseptic without being toxic to man - a property practically unique; are unstable in the body; are antipyretic and analgesic; and diminish the excretion of urea by the kidneys.
- When salicin is taken internally no irritant action occurs, nor is there any antisepsis.
- It has now been established that, provided the kidneys be healthy, natural salicylic acid, sodium salicylate prepared from the natural acid, and salicin, are not cardiac depressants.
- It is found in the volatile oils of Spiraea, and can be obtained by the oxidation of the glucoside salicin, (C13H1807), which is found in willow bark.Advertisement
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- A valuable medicinal glucoside named salicin (q.v.) is also extracted from the bark.
- The powdered bark is sometimes given to horses as a vermifuge; it possesses likewise tonic and febrifugal properties, containing a considerable amount of salicin.
- The Salix alba (white willow, withe, withy) contains salicin, which is converted to salicylic acid in the body.