Hydrocyanicum acidum (Hydr-ac)

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Prussic Acid

(HYDROCYANIC ACID)

Generals: One of the most toxic agents known. Convulsions and paralysis express the action of this remedy. Spasmodic constriction in larynx, feeling of suffocation, pain and tightness in chest, palpitation; pulse weak, irregular. Singing sensation at the epigastrium. Hysterical and epileptic convulsions. Cyanosis. Collapse, due to some pulmonary condition not a cardiac collapse. Catalepsy. Cholera. Stage of collapse (Ars; Verat). Coldness. Tetanus narcolepsy.

Mind: Unconscious. Wild delirium. Fear of imaginary troubles. Fears everything-horses, wagons, houses falling, etc.

Head: Violent stupefying headache. Brain feels on fire. Pupils motionless or dilated. Supra-orbital neuralgia, with flushing on same side of face.

Face: Jaws clenched in rigid spasm. Froths at mouth. Pale, bluish lips.

Stomach: Tongue cold. Drink rumbles through throat and stomach. Gastralgia; worse when stomach is empty. Great sinking at pit of stomach. Pulsative pain in praecordial region.

Respiratory: Noisy and agitated breathing. Dry, spasmodic, suffocative cough. Asthma, with contraction of throat. Whooping-cough. Paralysis of lungs (Aspidos). Marked cyanosis; venously congested lung.

Heart: Violent palpitation. Pulse, weak irregular. Cold extremities. Torturing pain in chest. Angina pectoris (Spigel; Oxal ac).

Sleep: Yawning with shivering. Irresistible drowsiness. Vivid, incoherent dreams.

Relations:

Antidotes: AmmonAmmon, Camphora officinalisCamph, Opium (crudum)Op.

Compare: CicutaCicuta, OenantheOenanthe, Camphora officinalisCamph, LaurocLauroc.

Dose: Sixth and higher potencies.