Nitrite of amyl

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


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Historical Use of Nitrite of amyl

Nitrite of amyl in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Nitrite of amyl in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "Among other drugs which I have tried without seeing benefit, other than slight and rare, from their use, are aconite, hydrocyanic acid, bromide of camphor, nitrite of soda, nitrite of amyl (by the mouth), chloral hydrate, paraldehyde, benzoate of soda, Piscidia erythrina, Calabar bean, ergot, sclerotic acid, codeia, and cocculus indicus."
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Primary Source: Gowers W R, Taylor J. A Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System: Brain and crainal nerves; general and functional diseases. Volume 2. 3rd ed. Blakiston. 1907. p. 765.


Synonymns for Nitrite of amyl

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Nitrite of amyl

Pharmaceutical Information

Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Nitrite of amyl in the Treatment of Epilepesy

Basic Science

Animal Studies

Cohort, Case-Control and Non-Randomized Trials

Randomized Controlled Trials


1st Five Results: pubmed search

David B Burkholder, Christopher J Boes
Silas Weir Mitchell on epilepsy therapy in the late 19th to early 20th centuries.
Can J Neurol Sci: 2014, 41(6);769-72
[PubMed:25384100] [] [DOI] (I p)

U Cantoro
[Epileptic seizures caused by cerebral circulatory insufficiency. (Physiopathogenetic considerations on a clinical case activated by amyl nitrite)]. [Le crisi epilettiche da insufficienza del circolo cerebrale. (Considerazioni fisiopatogenetiche su un caso clinico, attivato dal nitrito di amile)]
Osp Psichiatr: 1967, 35(1);33-52
[PubMed:5602610] [] (P p)



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