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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:50 pm

Atropine is a tropane alkaloid extracted from deadly nightshade, jimsonweed ,Datura stramonium, mandrake and other plants of the family Solanaceae.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:51 pm

Injections of atropine are used in the treatment of bradycardia ,an extremely low heart rate, asystole and pulseless electrical activity (PEA) in cardiac arrest.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:53 pm

Atropine’s actions on the parasympathetic nervous system inhibits salivary, sweat, and mucus glands. This can be useful in treating hyperhidrosis, and can prevent the death rattle of dying patients.

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Post by sujin007 on Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:54 pm

Because of its extremely important use in medicine, this poison is a core medicine in the World Health Organization’s “Essential Drugs List”, which is a list of minimum medical needs for a basic health care system.



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