It is a Catalytic, a special Sedative, and also an Eliminative.
To interfere with the eliminative function of the skin by absolutely clogging the pores for a period of several hours means death.
Air baths are likewise valuable as a means of promoting activity in the eliminative function of the skin.
Here Spencer recognised the eliminative and selective effect of struggle in mankind.
Cathartics should be administered, and eliminative measures instituted such as the hot-blanket pack.
Thus the tendency of the eliminative faculty is step by step upwards, until the superfluities reach the mouth.
Any material which is naturally eliminated would act as an eliminative medicine.
It should however be observed, that they are the most powerful and the most useful of all Eliminative medicines.
What we have to ascertain is, that the principle of selective secretion is generally applicable to Eliminative remedies.
Fourthly, Eliminative medicines may be of service by draining away from the blood fluid and solid matters.