Tonic, irritant, and caustic; dose internally, one to two drachms.
Irritant, cathartic, stimulant, and antiseptic; one to one and a half pounds.
Narcotic, anti-spasmodic, and irritant poison; one to two drachms.
It is used externally as an irritant or vesicant to the skin.
He must seize what is tickling him, putting his hand rapidly to the irritant.
Some patients are sensitive to one irritant, some to many irritants.
Any thing which causes cough, as an irritant gas, will do it.
The Bicarbonates of the fixed alkalies are best, because least irritant.
It is also caustic and irritant when applied externally in any form.
Sometimes it is almost an irritant from the contrast it suggests.