Phosphoric acid

by H. C. Allen

Glacial Phosphoric Acid. (HPO3.)

Phosphoric acid Best suited to persons of originally strong constitutions, who have become debilitated by loss of vital fluids, sexual excesses ( Cinchona ); violent acute diseases; chagrin, or a long succession of moral emotions, as grief, care, disappointed affection.

Phosphoric acid Ailments: from care, chagrin, grief, sorrow, homesickness ( Ignatia ); sleepy, disposed to weep; night-sweats towards morning.

Pale sickly complexion, eyes sunken and surrounded by blue margins.

Mild yielding disposition ( Pulsatilla ).

Is listless, apathetic; indifferent to the affairs of life; prostrated and stupefied with grief; to those things that used to be of most interest, especially if there be debility and emaciation.

Phosphoric acid Delirium: muttering, unintelligible; lies in a stupor, or a stupid sleep, unconscious of all that is going on around him; when aroused is fully conscious, answers slowly and correctly and relapses into stupor.

Phosphoric acid children and young people who grow too rapidly ( Calcarea, Calcarea phosphorica ); pains in back and limbs as if beaten.

Headache: crushing weight on vertex, from long lasting grief or exhausted nerves; in occiput and nape; usually from behind forward, < by least motion, noise, especially music, > lying ( Bryonia, Gelsemium, Silicea ).

Headache of school girls from eye-strain or overuse of eyes ( Calcarea phosphorica, Natrum mur. ); of students who are growing too fast.

Patient trembles, legs weak, stumbles easily or makes missteps; weak and indifferent to the affairs of life.

Interstitial inflammation of bones, scrofulous, sycotic, syphilitic, mercurial; periosteum inflamed, pains burning, tearing, as if scraped with a knife ( Rhus ); caries, rachitis, but not necrosis; growing pains.

Boring, drawing, digging pains in nerves of extremities; neurosis is stump after amputations ( Cepa. ).

Phosphoric acid Diarrhoea: painless; not debilitating; white or yellow; watery; from acids; involuntary, with the flatus ( Aloe, Natrum mur. ); choleric, from fear.

Urine: looks like milk mixed with jelly-like, bloody pieces; decomposes rapidly; profuse urination at night of clear, watery urine, which forms a white cloud at once (phosphates in excess, nerve waste).

Onanism; when patient is greatly distressed by the culpability of the act (compare Dioscorea, Staphysagria ).

Emissions: frequent, profuse, debilitating; after coitus; most desire, after; several in one night; abashed, sad, despair of cure (with irresistible tendency to masturbate, Ustilago ).

Chest; weak from talking or coughing ( Stannum ); in phthisis; nervous from loss of vital fluids, too rapid growth, depressing mental emotions.

Cerebral typhoid or typhus; complete apathy and stupor; takes no notice, “lies like a log,” utterly regardless of surrounding; intestinal haemorrhage, blood dark.

Phosphoric acid Relations. – Compare: Phosphorus, Pulsatilla, Pic. ac., Silicea; Acid Muriaticum in typhoid; Nit. sp. d. in apathetic stupor and delirium.

Phosphorus ac. acts well before or after Cinchona in colliquative sweats, diarrhoea, debility; after Nux in fainting after a meal.

Aggravation. – From mental affections; loss of vital fluids, especially seminal; self abuse; sexual excesses; talking causes weakness in chest ( Stannum ). Amelioration.