Nitri Spiritus Dulcis.
Spiritus aetheris nitrosi. Nitrous Ether. Sweet Spirit of Nitre. [A mixture of alcohol, water, and ethyl nitrite (C2H5NO2): it contains no "nitre" (Kali nit.)]. Dilution.
Clinical.-Diarrhoea. Gall-stones. Mouth, sore. Prosopalgia. Tibiae, pains in. Typhoid. Warts.
Characteristics.-Nit. spi. dulc. has been proved by Lembke. It has been found to be an antidote to several medicines (an instance is given under Nat. m.). It was recommended by Hahnemann for hospital typhoid with apathy, and has been used with success in typhoid fevers with symptoms of cerebral paralysis; in diarrhoea and sore mouth of salt caters. Poisonings with N. s. d. give a perfect picture of the typhoid state. It has been used as a remedy for incarcerated gall-stones, given beaten up with yolk of egg, and applied outwardly in the same form. The symptoms of N. s. d. go from below upward. They are much < on passive motion, riding in carriage. Catching cold in stormy weather = prosopalgia. Cold