Being an antacid, it is very usefully employed when cattle are hoven or blown.
As a medicine it is deobstruent and antacid, and is given in doses of 10 to 30 gr.
Levigated coral was formerly used in medicine as an antacid or absorbent, and is still occasionally employed as a dentifrice.
This article acts on all classes of animals, as a laxative and antacid.
The frequent, and sometimes almost unlimited, use of antacid absorbents, viz.
antacid, ant-as′id, n. a medicine which counteracts acidity.
Used as an antacid and grateful stimulant, often proving gently laxative.
Any of these may be combined with antacid and antifermentative mixtures, relieving the colic, gaseous distension, and diarrhoea.
Like the latter, they are antacid or absorbent, which is probably the only virtue they possess.
It is exceedingly light and porous in structure, and at one time was used largely as an antacid as well as a dentifrice.
antacid ant·ac·id (ānt-ās'ĭd) or an·ti·ac·id (ān'tē-ās'ĭd, ān'tī-)
Counteracting or neutralizing acidity, especially of the stomach. n.
A substance, such as sodium bicarbonate, that neutralizes acid.