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Atropine

belladonna

Atropine, crystalline alkaloid contained in plants such as jimsonweed and deadly nightshade (belladonna), used in many gastrointestinal and ophthalmic preparations. Its chief use is as an antispasmodic to relax smooth muscles.

See also: Belladonna.

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