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atropine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Atropine  \At"ro*pine\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  inflexible;  hence  ?  ?,  one  of 
  the  three  Parc[ae];  'a  priv.  +  ?  to  turn.]  (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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  atropine 
  n  :  an  alkaloid  extracted  from  the  nightshade  family;  used  as  an 
  antispasmodic  and  to  dilate  the  eye  pupil 




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