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belladonna

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noun bel·la·don·na \ˌbel-ə-ˈdän-ə\

Medical Definition of belladonna

  1. 1:  an Old World poisonous plant of the genus Atropa (A. belladonna) having purple or green flowers, glossy black berries, and a root and leaves that yield atropine—called also

  2. 2:  a medicinal preparation (as atropine) extracted from the belladonna plant and containing anticholinergic alkaloids





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