atropine

Definitions

Agriculture

  • noun a poisonous plant compound (alkaloid), found in Atropa belladonna, that affects heart rate and is used medically to relax muscles

Medical

  • noun an alkaloid substance derived from the poisonous plant belladonna and used, among other things, to enlarge the pupil of the eye, to reduce salivary and bronchial secretions during anaesthesia and as a muscarinic antagonist

Military

  • noun a substance injected as first aid for someone who has been exposed to a nerve agent
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