Meaning of atropine
Pronunciation: (a'tru-pēn", -pin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
- a poisonous crystalline alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from belladonna and other plants of the nightshade family, that prevents the response of various body structures to certain types of nerve stimulation: used chiefly to relieve spasms, to lessen secretions, and, topically, to dilate the pupil of the eye.
- atropine (Thesaurus)