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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..


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Evidence or the Use of Theriacs in the Treatment of Epilepesy

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Ana Potic, Stefanie Perrier, Tijana Radovic, Svetlana Gavrilovic, Jelena Ostojic, Luan T Tran, Isabelle Thiffault, Tomi Pastinen, Raphael Schiffmann, Geneviève Bernard
Hypomyelination caused by a novel homozygous pathogenic variant in FOLR1: complete clinical and radiological recovery with oral folinic acid therapy and review of the literature.
Orphanet J Rare Dis: 2023, 18(1);187
[PubMed:37443037] [] [DOI] (I e)

Kazuhei Niitani, Shiho Ito, Shintaro Wada, Shoma Izumi, Naoya Nishitani, Satoshi Deyama, Katsuyuki Kaneda
Sci Rep: 2023, 13(1);8089
[PubMed:37208473] [] [DOI] (I e)

Daniil P Aksenov, Limin Li, Natalya A Serdyukova, David A Gascoigne, Evan D Doubovikov, Alexander Drobyshevsky
Functional Deficiency of Interneurons and Negative BOLD fMRI Response.
Cells: 2023, 12(5);
[PubMed:36899947] [] [DOI] (I e)

Qing-Tong Han, Wan-Qi Yang, Caixia Zang, Linchao Zhou, Chong-Jing Zhang, Xiuqi Bao, Jie Cai, Fangfei Li, Qinyan Shi, Xiao-Liang Wang, Jing Qu, Dan Zhang, Shi-Shan Yu
The toxic natural product tutin causes epileptic seizures in mice by activating calcineurin.
Signal Transduct Target Ther: 2023, 8(1);101
[PubMed:36894540] [] [DOI] (I e)



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