atropin

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atropine or atropin (ˈætrəˌpiːn, -pɪn, ˈætrəpɪn)
 
n
a poisonous alkaloid obtained from deadly nightshade, having an inhibitory action on the autonomic nervous system. It is used medicinally in pre-anaesthetic medication, to speed a slow heart rate, and as an emergency first-aid counter to exposure to chemical warfare nerve agents. Formula: C17H23NO3
 
[C19: from New Latin atropa deadly nightshade, from Greek atropos unchangeable, inflexible; see Atropos]
 
atropin or atropin
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin atropa deadly nightshade, from Greek atropos unchangeable, inflexible; see Atropos]

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