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Zinc The Element

Persons suffering from cerebral and nervous exhaustion; defective vitality; brain or nerve power wanting; too weak to develop exanthemata or menstrual function, to expectorate, to urinate; to comprehend, to memorize.

Incessant and violent fidgety feeling in feet or lower extremeties; must move them constantly.

Always feels better every way as soon as the menses begin to flow; it relieves all her sufferings; but they return again soon after the flow ceases.

In the cerebral affections: in impending paralysis of brain; where the vis medicatrix naturae is too weak to develop exanthemata (Cup., Sulph., Tub.); symptoms of effusion into ventricles.

Child repeats everything said to it.

Child cries out during sleep; whole body jerks during sleep; wakes frightened, starts, rolls the head from side to side; face alternately pale and red.

Convulsions: during dentition, with pale face, no heat, except perhaps in occiput, no increase in temperature (rev. of Bell.); rolling the eyes; gnashing the teeth.

Automatic motion of hands and head, or one hand and head (Apoc., Bry., Hell.).

Chorea: from suppresse eruption; from fright.

Hunger: ravenous, about 11 or 12 a. m. (Sulph.); great greediness when eating; cannot eat fast enough (incipient brain disease in children).

Excessive nervous moving of feet, in bed for hours after retiring, even when asleep.

Feet sweaty and more about toes; fetid, suppressed foot-sweat; very nervous.

Chillblains, painful, < from rubbing.

Spinal affections; burning whole length of spine; backache much < from sitting > by walking about (Cobalt., Puls., Rhus).

Spinal irritation; great prostration of strength.

Cannot bear back touched (Chin-s., Taren., Ther.).

Can only void urine while sitting bent backwards.

Twitching and jerking of single muscles (Agar., Ign.).

Weakness and trembling of extremities; of hands while writing; during menses.

During sweat, cannot tolerate any covering.

Relations. - Compare: Hell., Tuber., in incipient brain diseases from suppressed eruptions.

Aggravation. - Of many symptoms from drinking wine, even a small quantity (Alum., Con.).

Amelioration. - Symptoms: of chest, by expectoration; of bladder, by urinating; of back, by emissions (< by Cobalt.); general, by menstrual flow.

Is followed well by, Ign., but not by Nux, which disagrees.

Inimical - Cham., and Nux; should not be used before or after.

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