from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A crystalline alkaloid (C17H23NO3) obtained from the deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna. It is very poisonous, and produces temporary dilatation of the pupil. Also
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- noun Alternative spelling of
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Island has taken his overdose so recently, and it seems still worth while to act by antidote, we shall be obliged to get over the difficulty presented by his stomach's lack of retention by administering our belladonna in the form of _atropin_ in solution as a hypodermic injection.
E.periments, however, for example, by E.E. Henderson, have shown that the rate of filtration in an eye with artificially raised pressure is considerably larger when it is under the influence of eserin than it is when under the influence of atropin; that is by the contraction of the pupil the iris-surface filtration is increased and consequently the pressure is reduced.
_Strychnia_ in solution (it is needless to say with what caution) must be administered like the atropin, subcutaneously, or else nux vomica tincture in the form of the ordinary enema in about the same dose as it would be given by the mouth.
"I know that atropin is ruin, right enough," said Kingozi grimly.
Pilocarpin and atropin had exactly the opposite effect.
Kingozi seemed to see plainly in his mind's eye the precise arrangement, to visualize even the exact appearance of the labels on the bottles -- first the morphia, next to it the pilocarpin, and last the atropin.
The discovery that the atropin and not the pilocarpin had been destroyed agitated him profoundly; not, as might be believed, because it enabled him at a critical time to regain the use of his sight, but because it threw before him an insistent question.
EDSALL, D.L., and MEANS, J.H. The effect of strychnine, caffeine, atropin and camphor on the respiratory metabolism in normal human subjects.
At the same end of the case were the receptacles also of the atropin and the morphia.
"You know atropin -- the stuff an oculist uses in your eyes when he wants to examine them -- leaves your vision blurred for a day or so."