Atropine

Definition of Atropine

At´ro`pine
n.1.(Chem.) A poisonous, white, crystallizable alkaloid, extracted from the Atropa belladonna, or deadly nightshade, and the Datura Stramonium, or thorn apple. It is remarkable for its power in dilating the pupil of the eye. Called also daturine.

Related Words

alkaloid, antidote, antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, belladonna, counterpoison, mydriatic, mydriatic drug, poison, poisonous substance, spasmolytic
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