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Clinical.─Glandular affections. Meningitis. Mumps. Orchitis. Salivation.

Characteristics.─Parotidinum has been used as a prophylactic against infection by mumps. In this instance it is generally given in the 6th or 30th two or three times a day to those exposed to infection. In the disease itself it may be given every four hours, either by itself or alternated with other indicated remedies. The well-known complications which sometimes occur with mumps, cerebral inflammation and orchitis suggest its possible use in these conditions.

Relations.─Compare: Merc.


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