Indicated in serious states where the vitality is very low and there is absolute lack of reaction; serous effusion in different parts of the boyd, especially cerebral effusion (tubercular meningitis, hydrocephalus, hydrothorax, dropsy from renal disease); in typhoid fever.
Motion of the jaws as if chewing something.
Wrinkled forehead, covered with cold sweat.
Urine scanty, looking like coffee grounds; suppressed.
Stupefaction; bluntness of sensibility; vision unimpaired, yet does not see; hearing all right, yet does not hear or comprehend; remembers nothing that has happened; has no interest in anything; sleeps lightly; has no will or strength to do anything.
Rolling of the head on the pillow, from sided to side; screaming.
Eye-balls turned upward; wide open; squinting.
Great thirst; drinks water greedily.
Fetid odor from the mouth; dropping of the lower jaw; picking of lips; ptyalism.
Gurgling in the abdomen, as though full of water.
Stools like jelly; involuntary.
Automatic motion of one arm and one leg.
Worse from evening until morning; from uncovering.
(First Lessons in the Symptomatology of Leading Homoeopathic Remedies by H. R. Arndt, M. D. Philadephia. Boericke and Tafel.)