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(ag-ar f -ik). Touchwood; spunk; tin- der; the product of different species of Boletus, a genus of mushrooms. Boletus laricis, Poly- porus officinalis — is the white or purging agaric. Agaric or agaricinic acid, in doses of yV~i g r - (0.004-0.02 Gm.), is also useful in night-sweats. Dose of the extract 3-6 gr.

(0.19-0.38 Gm.); of the tincture 3-20 min.

4 (0.18-1.2 Cc). Agaricus chirurgorum, Bole- tus chirurgorum, surgeon's agaric, a parasitic fungus formerly used for moxa. Soaked in solution of potassium nitrate it forms spunk.

Agaricus muscarius, fly agaric, poisonous mushroom, contains an alkaloid, muscarin.

Dose of the alkaloid 5-2 gr. (0.008-0.13 Gm.).

Muscarin nitrate is used hypodermatically.

Dose xV~4 g r - (0.006-0.048 Gm.).

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