Atropa belladonna

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Drug slang
A regional term for phencyclidine (PCP).
Herbal medicine
A perennial herb which is highly toxic if taken internally at full concentration; belladonna contains scopolamine and hyoscyamine, which are used as antispasmodics in mainstream medicine and for gout and rheumatism in herbal medicine.
Belladonna causes diarrhoea, dilated pupils, dry mouth, flushing, hallucinations, hypertension, incoordination, nausea, speech impairment, tachycardia, vision impairment, vomiting, coma, possibly death.

Homeopathy B
elladonna is used for conditions of abrupt onset, acute infections, cough, earache, fever, headaches, seizures, sore throat, teething in children, urinary tract infections.

Belladonna derivatives—e.g., homatropine eye drops—are instilled into the eye to dilate the pupil
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A·tro·pa bel·la·don·na

(ā-trō'pă bel'ă-don'ă)
A perennial herb with dark purple flowers and berries. Originally used as source of atropine.
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