from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Preventing regular recurrence of the symptoms of a disease, as in malaria.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. preventing the regular recurrence of symptoms
- adj. Exhibiting antiperiodicity.
- n. A drug that prevents the regular recurrence of symptoms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A remedy possessing the property of preventing the return of periodic paroxysms, or exacerbations, of disease, as in intermittent fevers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, curative of diseases exhibiting periodicity, especially of intermittent fever.
- n. In medicine, a remedy for periodic diseases, especially for intermittent fever.
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There never yet has been a substitute found for cinchona bark and its salts, as an antiperiodic and tonic.
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The trunk bark possesses antiperiodic properties first described by Descourtilz and confirmed later by
It is used as a tonic and antiperiodic in intermittent fevers and in general where tonic treatment is indicated.
It is astringent, anthelmintic and antiperiodic, highly useful in chronic diarrhoea and dysentery, not only for its astringent effects but for its tonic and restorative action.
Horsfield states that the Javanese use it as a tonic and antiperiodic.
The antiperiodic properties are comparable with those of quinine and have even proved effective in some cases in which quinine failed.
Ferrocyanide of Iron is an excellent tonic and antiperiodic remedy, and often is combined with quinine.
This is tonic, diaphoretic, aperient, and possesses some antiperiodic properties; the warm infusion is emetic.
Quinine, among other properties has a tonic which suggests its use in cases of debility; an antiperiodic, which renders it efficient in ague; and an anti-febrile property, which renders it efficacious in cases of fever.
-- Thoroughwort, drank hot during the cold stage of fever, and cold as a tonic and antiperiodic, is thought by many physicians to be even superior to the Dogwood, Willow, or Poplar, as a substitute for quinine.
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