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English noun: atropine

1. atropine (artifact) a poisonous crystalline alkaloid extracted from the nightshade family; used as an antispasmodic and to dilate the eye pupil; also administered in large amounts as an antidote for organophosphate nerve agents or organophosphate insecticides

Broader (hypernym)alkaloid, antidote, antispasmodic, antispasmodic agent, counterpoison, mydriatic, mydriatic drug, poison, poisonous substance, spasmolytic, toxicant

Narrower (hyponym)belladonna

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