atropine

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noun at·ro·pine \ˈa-trə-ˌpēn\

Definition of atropine

  1. :  a racemic mixture of hyoscyamine obtained from any of various solanaceous plants (such as belladonna) and used especially in the form of its sulfate for its anticholinergic effects (such as pupil dilation or inhibition of smooth muscle spasms)

Origin and Etymology of atropine

German Atropin, from New Latin Atropa, genus name of belladonna, from Greek Atropos, one of the three Fates


First Known Use: 1820


Medical Dictionary

atropine

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noun at·ro·pine \ˈa-trə-ˌpēn\

Medical Definition of atropine

  1. :  a racemic mixture of hyoscyamine usually obtained from belladonna and related plants of the family Solanaceae and used especially in the form of its hydrated sulfate (C17H23NO3)2·H2SO4·H2O for its anticholinergic effects (as relief of smooth muscle spasms or dilation of the pupil of the eye)



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