back Digitalis Purpurea

Foxglove Scrophulariaceae

Sudden flushes of heat, followed by great nervous weakness and irregular intermitting pulse, occurring at the climacteric; < by least motion.

Weak heart without valvular complications.

Sensation as if heart would stop beating if she moved (Cocaine - fears that unless constantly on the move, heart will cease beating, Gels.).

Faintness or sinking at the stomach; exhaustion; extreme prostration; feels as if he were dying.

Night emissions, with great weakness of genitals after coitus.

Great weakness of chest, cannot bear to talk (Stan.).

Stools: very light, ash-colored; delayed, chalky (Chel., Pod.); almost white (Cal., Cinch.); pipe-stem stool; involuntary.

Pulse full, irregular, very slow and weak; intermitting every third, fifth or seventh beat.

Face pale, deathlike appearance and bluish-red.

Blueness of skin, eyelids; lips and tongue.

Respiration irregular, difficult, deep sighing.

The fingers "go to sleep" frequently and easily.

Dropsy: post-scarlatinal; in Bright's disease; with suppression of urine; of internal and external parts; with fainting when there are organic affections of the heart (with soreness in uterine region, Conv.).

Fatal syncope may occur when being raised to upright position.

Relations. - Cinchona antidotes the direct action of Digitalis and increases the anxiety.

Aggravation. - When sitting, especially when sitting erect; motion.

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