Bekhterev's Mixture

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Bekhterev’s Mixture


a medicinal preparation that exerts a calming effect on the central nervous system. Suggested by V. M. Bekhterev, Bekhterev’s mixture is a liquid containing an infusion of the herbage of adonis, sodium bromide (or potassium bromide), and codeine. It is used in neuroses, hysteria, insomnia, and other diseases.

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