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- adj. Countering syphilis.
- n. Any drug that counters syphilis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Efficacious against syphilis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In medicine, efficacious against syphilis, or venereal poison. Also called antiluetic.
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- n. a drug (or other chemical agent) that is effective against syphilis
Ehrlich knew that an antisyphilitic drug would be an instant sensation and he was prepared.
The baldness occurring during an attack of syphilis, when the hair falls out in round patches, is treated and often relieved by antisyphilitic remedies (see p. 210).
In Cochin China the same writer states that it is used as an antisyphilitic.
It is used chiefly in India mixed with oil as an embrocation for rheumatism; given internally it is regarded as an antisyphilitic.
Several treatments, including the antisyphilitic, have been tried without success.
Referring to its antisyphilitic powers, Ferrein says: "Elle guerit aussi en moins de quinze jours, les vénériens les plus invéterés."
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