|It is the proper agent for treating spasmodic diathesis of the striated as well as the smooth musculature. The most characteristic symptoms are dry, convulsive cough with marked respiratory distress. Severe gastro-intestinal colic with sanguineous, greenish diarrhea which may lead to a state of exhaustion. Nausea and regurgitation may occur, which abates on drinking cold water. Epileptiform conditions with convulsions of the non-striated muscles have also been observed within the limbs. Aggravation when frightened, with touch and when warm.