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(obsolete) efficacious against recurring attacks of a disease
(obsolete) an antiperiodic drug or agent
Historical Examples

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

Horsfield states that the Javanese use it as a tonic and antiperiodic.
The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera

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.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley

Recently it has attracted attention and gained some repute in medicine as an antiperiodic.
Catalogue of Economic Plants in the Collection of the U. S. Department of Agriculture William Saunders

Ehrlich and Guttmann initiated the use of methylene blue as an antiperiodic and its use in that line has been continued.
Synthesis of 2-methyl-4-selenoquinazolone, 2-phenylbenzoselenazole, and its derivatives Y-Gwan Chen

But of far greater importance was the introduction into Europe of that priceless febrifuge and antiperiodic—chinchona bark.
Woman in Science John Augustine Zahm


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