• Troops who are likely to be attacked with chemical weapons often carry autoinjectors with atropine and obidoxime, for rapid injection into the muscles of the thigh. (wikipedia.org)
  • atropine ăt´rəpēn, -pĭn [ key ] , alkaloid drug derived from belladonna and other plants of the family Solanaceae (nightshade family). (infoplease.com)
  • atropine is an alkaloid derived from the solanaceous plants Atropa belladonna ( deadly nightshade ), Hyoscyamus niger (black henbane), and Datura stramonium (thornapple). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Atropine is a white crystalline alkaloid which may be extracted from belladonna root or may be produced synthetically. (nih.gov)
  • Atropine is a tropane alkaloid , that can be extracted from the deadly nightshade ( Atropa belladonna ), mandrake ( Mandragora officinarum ) and certain other plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Atropine produces rapid heart rate, dilated pupils, dry skin, and anesthetizes the nerve endings in the skin. (infoplease.com)
  • Atropine produces many effects in the body, including relief from spasms of the gastrointestinal tract (stomach and intestines), the bladder, and the biliary tract. (cardiosmart.org)
  • Following the administration of usual clinical doses, atropine produces stimulation of the medulla and higher cerebral centers. (nih.gov)
  • Atropine occurs naturally in a number of plants of the nightshade family including deadly nightshade, Jimson weed, and mandrake. (wikipedia.org)
  • Atropine occurs naturally and is extracted from belladonna alkaloids contained in plants. (medicinenet.com)
  • When you stop using atropine as part of a treatment programme it can take about a week for pupil size in the treated eye to return to normal. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • In 1867, von Bezold found that atropine blocked the slowing of the heart caused by vagal stimulation. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Topical atropine is used as a cycloplegic, to temporarily paralyze the accommodation reflex, and as a mydriatic, to dilate the pupils. (wikipedia.org)
  • Atropine is a core medicine in the World Health Organization 's " Essential Drugs List ", which is a list of minimum medical needs for a basic health care system. (wikipedia.org)
  • The effect in the good eye is not permanent and vision in the good eye will return to normal once your child stops using the atropine. (netdoctor.co.uk)
  • The most important therapeutic action of atropine is the inhibition of smooth muscle and glands innervated by postganglionic cholinergic nerves. (nih.gov)