Small brown glass bottle with cork stopper and paper label. Containing approximately 1/4 ounce of Alypin nitrate. A substance as toxic as cocaine but reserved for use in surface application to mucous membranes. Its correct name is amydricaine. It employed in the field of opthalmology in a 2-4% solution, but it does not produce midriasis or disturbance of accomodation. In nose and throat work a solution of 5-10% may be employed, and in neurology a 1-4% solution. Its exact uses are unknown - it is thought that it may be used to create a local aneasthetic reaction similar to other members of the 'caine' class of drugs.
- Materia Medica & Pharmacology
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