ENOCH J. SAPHIRE, M.D.
The focus of attention in the treatment of hypertensive disease has turned toward the use of hypotensive drugs. Among a number of hypotensive drugs which have stimulated interest are preparations of Veratrum viride and its derivatives. V. viride is not new to pharmacologic or clinical experience. A rebirth of interest in this drug followed more accurate standardization and better knowledge of its composition and actions.4, 10, 5
An oral preparation of Veriloid is evaluated in this study. Veriloid is a standardized mixture of hypotensive alkaloids of V. viride20 whose main pharmacologic actions produce hypotension, bradycardia and emesis. The chemical structure
SAPHIRE EJ. A CLINICAL EVALUATION OF ORAL VERILOID IN THE TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSIVE DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;41:1211–1224. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1211
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(6):1211-1224.
Cardiology, Coronary Risk Factors, Hypertension, Nephrology.
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