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atropine

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  • Atropine is a naturally occurring tropane alkaloid extracted from deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna), Jimson weed (Datura stramonium), mandrake (Mandragora officinarum) and other plants of the family Solanaceae.
  • In general, atropine counters the "rest and digest" activity of glands regulated by the parasympathetic nervous system.
  • It is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines, a list of the most important medications needed in a basic health system.
  • ^ Medical Flora; Or, Manual of the Medical Botany of the United States of ... - Constantine Samuel Rafinesque - Google Books. Books.google.com. 1828. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
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    Definition of atropine in English Dictionary

  • NounSUF-ine
    1. (toxicology, pharmacology) An alkaloid extracted from the plant deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna) and other sources. Though overdoses would be fatal it is used as a drug in medicine for its paralytic effects (e.g. in surgery to relax muscles, in dentistry to dry the mouth, in ophthalmology to dilate the pupils).
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      1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
        • Similar to parasympathetically mediated HR-slowing, Fingolimod-related HR-slowing is reversed by atropine or mitigated by alpha 1-receptor-agonists.
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      1. Morphemes
        • Suffixes
          • Words by suffix
            • Words suffixed with -ine
        • Nouns
          • Singularia tantum
            • Uncountable nouns
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