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


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Historical Use of Cerates

Cerates in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Cerates in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "The arteries in front of, and behind, the ears might be opened. Potent purgatives such as hiera, and medicines which drew off phlegm from the head, were to be used. … Cerates and cataplasms were then applied to this site until the meninges finally became exposed."
Sec Auth: Eadie MJ and Bladin PF
Title: A Disease Once Sacred. John Libbey & Company Ltd, 2001
Page: 172
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. 172.
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Synonymns for Cerates

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Cerates

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Cerates in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


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Side Effect and Warnings

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Adverse Effects