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Noun: atropine  'at-ru,peen
  1. A poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides
    - atropin

Derived forms: atropines

Type of: alkaloid, antidote, antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, counterpoison, mydriatic, mydriatic drug, poison, poisonous substance, spasmolytic, toxicant

Encyclopedia: Atropine