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


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Historical Use of Paraldehyde

Paraldehyde in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Paraldehyde 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 Paraldehyde

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Paraldehyde

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Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Paraldehyde in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Randomized Controlled Trials


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Elizabeth A Hall, James W Wheless, Stephanie J Phelps
Status Epilepticus: The Slow and Agonizing Death of Phenytoin.
J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther: 2020, 25(1);4-6
[PubMed:31897070] [] [DOI] (P p)

Pavel Mareš, Hana Kubová
Epilepsy Behav: 2020, 102;106683
[PubMed:31760199] [] [DOI] (I p)

Zachariah Z Smith, Alexander M Benison, Florencia M Bercum, F Edward Dudek, Daniel S Barth
Progression of convulsive and nonconvulsive seizures during epileptogenesis after pilocarpine-induced status epilepticus.
J. Neurophysiol.: 2018, 119(5);1818-1835
[PubMed:29442558] [] [DOI] (I p)

Amy McTague, Timothy Martland, Richard Appleton
Drug management for acute tonic-clonic convulsions including convulsive status epilepticus in children.
Cochrane Database Syst Rev: 2018, 1;CD001905
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E Szczurowska, P Ergang, H Kubová, R Druga, M Salaj, P Mareš
Influence of early life status epilepticus on the developmental expression profile of the GluA2 subunit of AMPA receptors.
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