belladonna alkaloid


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belladonna alkaloid

n.
Any of a group of toxic alkaloids, including atropine and scopolamine, found in plants such as belladonna and jimsonweed. These alkaloids are used in medicine in low doses to dilate the pupils of the eyes, dry respiratory passages, prevent motion sickness, and relieve cramping of the intestines and bladder.
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From 1 [mu]L of the liquid extract, the belladonna alkaloids atropine, scopolamine, and hyoscyamine were identified by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry.
The leaves contain caffeine, theophylline, and a nontoxic volatile oil but do not contain belladonna alkaloids.
tachycardia, fever, dilated pupils, and flushed skin) are characteristic of the anticholinergic effects associated with poisoning by belladonna alkaloids (1).
Stomach medications and acid reducers, such as omeprazole (Losec or Prilosec), rabeprazole (Rabecid or Asiphex), dicyclomine (Bentyl), propantheline (ProBanthine), belladonna alkaloids (Donnatal), and hyoscyamine (Levsin)