benztropine

noun
benz·​tro·​pine | \ benz-ˈtrō-ˌpēn, -pən How to pronounce benztropine (audio) \

Medical Definition of benztropine

: an anticholinergic drug administered in the form of its mesylate C21H25NO·CH4O3S especially to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (as tremors, spasms, or muscle weakness) or similar symptoms caused as side effects of other drugs (as phenothiazine derivatives) … an anticholinergic agent, such as benztropine, that restores the balance between dopamine and acetylcholine and reestablishes the normal inhibitory outflow from the basal ganglia.— Raphael J. Leo and Simrita Singh

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“Benztropine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/benztropine. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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