Definitions

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  • n. Archaic form of oxide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See oxide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., a compound of oxygen with another element. The oxids are grouped as acid-forming, basic, or neutral.

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Examples

  • If the surface is raw use bland powders, such as oxid of zinc, lycopodium, starch, or smear the surface with vaseline, or with 1 ounce of vaseline intimately mixed with one-half dram each of opium and sugar of lead.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • Nitrous oxid, or "laughing gas," was first used in labor cases in 1880 by a Russian physician.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • Nitrous oxid never causes any serious disturbance in the unborn child, as chloroform sometimes does when used too liberally.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • This patient was kept under this nitrous oxid anesthetic for six hours -- came out fine -- no accidents or other undesirable complications affecting either mother or child, and thus another and safe method of reducing the sufferings of childbirth has been fully demonstrated and confirmed, although it had previously been known and used in labor cases to some extent.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • This method of anesthesia consists in the employment of nitrous oxid or "laughing gas," and will be fully considered in this chapter.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • As noted under the special claims made for this method, it is (as also is nitrous oxid) the ideal procedure in cases of heart, respiratory, kidney, and other organic difficulties, the details of which have already been noted, and their repetition here is not necessary.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • It will not be necessary to compare the favorable and unfavorable claims for nitrous oxid as we did the contentions for and against

    The Mother and Her Child

  • The administration of nitrous oxid analgesia or anesthesia does not interfere with or lessen the uterine contractions or expulsive efforts on the part of the mother -- at least not to any appreciable extent.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • It seems to the authors that "gas" is the ideal drug for producing this condition whenever it is necessary, as nitrous oxid is the most volatile of anaesthetics, acts most quickly, and its effects pass away most rapidly, while its administration is under the most perfect control -- it may be administered with any desired proportion of oxygen -- and may be discontinued on a moment's notice.

    The Mother and Her Child

  • A possible objection to the nitrous-oxid method is the cost, especially in the private home.

    The Mother and Her Child

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