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Definition of "atropine" []

  • A poisonous, bitter, crystalline alkaloid, C17H23NO3, obtained from belladonna and other related plants. It is used to dilate the pupils of the eyes and as an antispasmodic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "atropine" in a sentence
  • "A drug called atropine can reverse the effects if administered promptly, and pretreatment with pyridostigmine can help shield the body, by sealing off acetylcholinesterase molecules."
  • "And I must say that at this time we can confirm that there was not a delay, because our toxicology revealed in her blood and medication, which is called atropine, and atropine is a medication which is very often even in resuscitation procedures."
  • "What happens is that troops were told to carry around atropine, which is an injection they could give themselves, but they were trained to use it quickly."