What is Atropine?

A racemic mixture of d- and l- hyoscyamine, alkaloids obtained from the leaves and roots of Atropa belladonna; an anticholinergic, with diverse effects (tachycardia, mydriasis, cycloplegia, constipation, urinary retention, antisudorific) attributable to reversible competitive blockade of acetylcholine at muscarinic type cholinergic receptors; most commonly used in the treatment of poisoning with organophosphate insecticides or nerve gases, as well as certain types of bradydysrhythmias and to prevent secretions during preparation for general anesthesia. The (–) form is by far the more active.

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I was given .4mg of atropine with a fluid iv. I smoke marijuana to help other pain and gostrointestinal issue. Is it ok to smoke? I saw that...

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is fatigue a symptom of colitis or a side effect of atropine???

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Would you ever need to use Atropine instead of Epinephrine to speed up the heart? Would you ever need to use Atropine instead of Epinephrine to...

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