from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The methyl ester of p-amino-m-hydroxybenzoic acid, C6H3(NH2)(OH)CO2H. It is a white crystalline powder which forms soluble salts with acids: used as a local anesthetic in the treatment of ulcers and other painful skin-diseases.
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- noun dated A former
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An ointment, containing sixty grains of iron subsulphate to the ounce of lard (or, if there is much itching, an ointment consisting of orthoform, thirty grains, with one-half ounce of lard), will prove of value.
In those cases in which other means have failed to give relief, the endobronchial application of novocain and adrenalin, orthoform, propaesin or anesthesin emulsion may be tried.
If pain be present the combination of a grain or two of anesthesin or orthoform with the bismuth will be grateful.
Pain is not marked if the lesion be limited to the esophagus, though if it is present orthoform, anesthesin, or apothesin, in powder form, swallowed dry, may prove helpful.
Should swallowing be painful, gramme 0.2 of orthoform or anesthesin will be helpful.
One of the best anæsthetic applications is orthoform powder, introduced by means of the ordinary laryngeal insufflator.
The pain may be relieved to some extent by cocain or orthoform, but as a rule the free administration of morphin is called for.
When excision is impracticable, it is only possible to palliate the symptoms by dusting with orthoform, or applying local anæsthetics, and by attending to the hygiene of the mouth and removing all sources of irritation.
Oxide-of-zinc ointment, and in those cases in which there is much pain, ointments containing powdered opium or belladonna, or orthoform, may be used.