belladonna alkaloids love

Help support Wordnik by adopting your favorite word!

belladonna alkaloids


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A group of alkaloids, including atropine and scopolamine, found in plants such as belladonna and jimsonweed. They are used in medicine to dilate the pupils of the eyes, dry respiratory passages, prevent motion sickness, and relieve cramping of the intestines and bladder.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.