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


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Historical Use of Belladonna

Belladonna in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Belladonna in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "In the following case complete arrest of the attacks was obtained by zinc, belladonna, and bromide, although bromide alone had previously been ineffectual:— A gentleman, aged 35, whose father and brother were epileptic, had many fits in infancy, but none others till 25. Their recurrence was preceded for a short time by many faint attacks, some of which occurred in warm rooms, etc., but others without exciting cause. He had several fits together every three months while taking bromide only, sometimes by night, sometimes by day, but always during sleep. Each was preceded by a "swallowing sound" in the throat, and the convulsion was severe and epileptiform, lasting a few minutes only, and followed by deep sleep, and this occasionally by mental aberration for several days. His general health was good, his pulse infrequent (54). He was ordered (May, 1878) to take ammon. brom. 3 ss., tinct. belladonnae mx.,[IN THE ORIGINAL TEXT THE "m" OF "mx." WAS WRITTEN AS A SYMBOL THAT LOOKS LIKE A LOWE
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Primary Source: Gowers, WR. Epilepsy and other chronic convulsive diseases. New York. William Wood & Company. 1885. p. 227.


Synonymns for Belladonna

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Belladonna

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Evidence or the Use of Belladonna in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Svend Norn, Henrik Permin, Edith Kruse, Poul R Kruse
[On the history of barbiturates]. [Pionerer bag barbituraterne.]
Dan Medicinhist Arbog: 2015, 43;133-51
[PubMed:27086450] [] (P p)

J P Varshney
Clinical management of idiopathic epilepsy in dogs with homeopathic Belladonna 200C: a case series.
Homeopathy: 2007, 96(1);46-8
[PubMed:17227748] [] [DOI] (P p)

R H Fox, D C Wilkins, J A Bell, R D Bradley, N L Browse, W I Cranston, T H Foley, E D Gilby, A Hebden, B S Jenkins, M D Rawlins
Spontaneous periodic hypothermia: diencephalic epilepsy.
Br Med J: 1973, 2(5868);693-5
[PubMed:4733249] [] [DOI] (P p)

K Popek
[Preventive treatment of post-traumatic epilepsy following brain injury. Closing report summarizing results of the research done in the framework of the state research plan for the years 1965-1969; edited by Z. Servit]. [Prevence posttraumatické epilepsie po tĕzkých zranĕních mozku. Zavĕrecná zpráva o plnĕní dílcího úkolu státního plánu výzkumu za pétileté období 1965-1969; k publikaci upravil akad. Z. Servít.]
Cesk Neurol: 1972, 35(4);169-74
[PubMed:5044144] [] (P p)

D C Allensworth, G J Rice, G W Lowe
Persistent atrial standstill in a family with myocardial dease.
Am. J. Med.: 1969, 47(5);775-84
[PubMed:4981961] [] [DOI] (P p)



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