- obsolete efficacious against recurring attacks of a disease
- obsolete an antiperiodic drug or agent
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Examples from the Web for antiperiodic
Horsfield states that the Javanese use it as a tonic and antiperiodic.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
Recently it has attracted attention and gained some repute in medicine as an antiperiodic.
There never yet has been a substitute found for cinchona bark and its salts, as an antiperiodic and tonic.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom
P. L. Simmonds
Astringent, tonic, anthelmintic, antiperiodic—Therapeutic uses.
I have thought it advisable to restrict the term Antiperiodic to the Catalytics which are used in Ague.The Action of Medicines in the System
Frederick William Headland