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- n. An anticholinergic medication that inhibits muscarinic acetylcholine receptors and thus the parasympathetic nervous system.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An alkaloid, prepared from atropine, and from other sources. It is chemically related to atropine, and is used for the same purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An alkaloid (C16H21NO3) crystallizing in colorless prisms which are deliquescent, but difficultly soluble in water.
Ladenburg has also formed a series of artificial alkaloids, called _tropeines_, by uniting the base tropine with different organic acids, as in the case of the compound of mandelic acid and tropine, known as _homatropine_, an alkaloid of action similar to atropine, but possessing some decided advantages in its use.
(, 0.4 mM, 28% inhibition )  Hg2+ (, 0.4 mM, 96% inhibition )  l-homatropine