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Amber is a non-scientific common name that may refer to a number of plant species and varieties.


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Historical Use of Amber

Amber in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Amber in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Willis also thought some of the specifics (man's scull, blood, amber and coral) might purify the animal spirits because they could release an ammoniacal vapour which might separate off the heterologous potentially explosive particles present in the spirits."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 188
Source: A Disease Once Sacred, John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001, M.J. Eadie and P.F. Bladin
Complete: Eadie MJ, Bladin PF. A disease once sacred: a history of the medical understanding of epilepsy. Eastleigh: John Libbey; 2001. p. 188.
Primary Source: Thomas Willis. UNSPECIFIED TEXT


Synonymns for Amber

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Amber

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Evidence or the Use of Amber in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Zhenhua Zhu, Chenkai Chen, Yue Zhu, Erxin Shang, Ming Zhao, Sheng Guo, Jianming Guo, Dawei Qian, Zhishu Tang, Hui Yan, Jinao Duan
Exploratory Cortex Metabolic Profiling Revealed the Sedative Effect of Amber in Pentylenetetrazole-Induced Epilepsy-Like Mice.
Molecules: 2019, 24(3);
[PubMed:30696059] [] [DOI] (I e)

Naoto Adachi, Nozomi Akanuma, Peter Fenwick, Masumi Ito, Mitsutoshi Okazaki, Shiro Ishida, Masanori Sekimoto, Masaaki Kato, Teiichi Onuma
Seizure activity and individual vulnerability on first-episode interictal psychosis in epilepsy.
Epilepsy Behav: 2018, 79;234-238
[PubMed:29249448] [] [DOI] (I p)

Ari Shechter, Elijah Wookhyun Kim, Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Andrew J Westwood
Blocking nocturnal blue light for insomnia: A randomized controlled trial.
J Psychiatr Res: 2018, 96;196-202
[PubMed:29101797] [] [DOI] (I p)

Romi Bloom, Kyle T Amber
Identifying the incidence of rash, Stevens-Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis in patients taking lamotrigine: a systematic review of 122 randomized controlled trials.
An Bras Dermatol: 2015, 92(1);139-141
[PubMed:28225977] [] [DOI] (I p)

Christofer J Duffin
Historical survey of the internal use of unprocessed amber.
Acta Med Hist Adriat: 2015, 13(1);41-74
[PubMed:26203539] [] (P p)



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