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  • adj. Archaic form of toxic.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as toxic.


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  • Pay attention to the instructions of the manufacturer - often toxical or injurious to health.

    Chapter 4

  • To be coated with copper sulphate solution (CuSO4) - danger - toxical!

    4. Preparation of the workpiece surface

  • From this point the President proceeded to speak of the increased toxical power of volatile compounds given off by neglected decomposed matter, and was thence led to dwell upon the dangers arising from decomposed substances in cesspools and in badly constructed drains.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 358, November 11, 1882

  • Outside of the transfusion of blood, for which there are strong reasons for believing would be attended with happy results, the sole remedies available in serpent poisoning are measures looking to the prompt cutting off of the circulation of the affected part, and the direct stimulation of the heart's action and the respiratory organs, until such a time as Nature shall have eliminated all toxical evidences; and these must necessarily be mechanical.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 421, January 26, 1884

  • Just such a totality of symptoms has been recorded by provers after taking the fungus for some length of time in toxical quantities.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • But skilled medical provers who have experimentally tested the toxical effects of the Dandelion plant have found it to produce, when taken in excess, troublesome indigestion, characterized by a tongue coated with a white skin which peels off in patches, leaving a raw surface, whilst the kidneys become unusually active, with profuse night sweats and an itching nettle rash.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Sundew in toxical quantities, developed hoarseness, with expectoration of yellow mucus from the throat and upper lungs, as well as a hacking cough, and loss of flesh, this combination of symptoms closely resembling the form of tubercular consumption which begins in the throat, and extends mischievously to the lungs.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • Nevertheless, a tincture prepared (H.) from the Wood Spurge, with spirit of wine, may be given admirably in much diluted doses for curing the same severe symptoms which the plant produces when taken to a toxical degree.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • It has been found that when taken experimentally in varying quantities by healthy provers, many single medicines will produce symptoms precisely according with those of definite recognized maladies; and the same herbs, if administered curatively, in doses sufficiently small to avoid producing their toxical effects, will speedily and surely restore the patient to health by dispelling the said maladies.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure

  • With healthy provers, who have taken the Sea Holly experimentally in toxical doses of varying strength the sexual energies and instincts became always depressed.

    Herbal Simples Approved for Modern Uses of Cure


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