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


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Historical Use of Theriacs

Theriacs in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Historical Use of Theriacs in Western Medicine

Quote Paraph: "In his therapy…use of remedies which help digeston and have a heating, drying, and diuretic effect, above all …theriacs."
Sec Auth: Temkin O
Title: The Falling Sickness. Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994
Page: 69
Source: The Falling Sickness, Second Edition, Revised, Softshell Books edition, 1994,Owsei Temkin
Complete: Temkin O. The falling sickness: a history of epilepsy from the Greeks to the beginnings of modern neurology. London: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2 Revised Edition, (Softshell Books) ; 1994. p. 69.
Primary Source: 440 Cf. Adams' translation of Aretaeus (50), pp. 469-71. On theriacs and epilepsy cf. Watson (1066), pp. 22, 46, and 52..


Synonymns for Theriacs

Patent Medicines and Medicines with Multiple Ingredients that include Theriacs

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Chemical Constituents

Evidence or the Use of Theriacs in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Iodine-123-Iomazenil SPECT Revealed Recovery of Neuronal Viability in Association with Improvement in Symptoms Following Treatment for Obstructive Hydrocephalus due to a Giant Posterior Cerebral Artery Aneurysm.
World Neurosurg: 2020, 137;341-344
[PubMed:32084622] [] [DOI] (I p)

Arturo Avendaño-Estrada, Francisco Velasco, Ana Luisa Velasco, Manola Cuellar-Herrera, Pablo E Saucedo-Alvarado, Rene Marquez-Franco, Belen Rivera-Bravo, Miguel A Ávila-Rodríguez
Quantitative Analysis of [18F]FFMZ and [18F]FDG PET Studies in the Localization of Seizure Onset Zone in Drug-Resistant Temporal Lobe Epilepsy.
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[PubMed:31722358] [] [DOI] (I p)

Salim Sharopov, Paula Winkler, Rie Uehara, Aniello Lombardi, Lisa Halbhuber, Akihito Okabe, Heiko J Luhmann, Werner Kilb
Allopregnanolone augments epileptiform activity of an in-vitro mouse hippocampal preparation in the first postnatal week.
Epilepsy Res: 2019, 157;106196
[PubMed:31499340] [] [DOI] (I p)

David A Jett, Aristea S Galanopoulou, Solomon L Moshé
Preface: Discovery and development of better medical countermeasures for chemical threats targeting the nervous system.
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