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  Atropine



Atropine

   A drug obtained from belladonna that is administered via injection, eye drops, or in oral form to relax muscles by inhibiting nerve responses. Used to dilate the pupils and as an antispasmodic. From the Greek goddess Atropos, the oldest and ugliest of three sisters, the Fates, who controlled the destiny of men. Her youngest sister Klotho placed the gold and silver thread of life onto the spindle of the loom. The middle sister Lachesis spun the thread. And Atropos cut it to bring the life of a person on Earth to a close.

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Injection
Medication which is put into the body via a syringe and a needle.

Oral
Of or involving the mouth or mouth region or the surface on which the mouth is located.

Nerve
Tissue that conveys sensation, temperature, position information to the brain.

Dilate
To stretch or enlarge. It comes from the Latin verb "dilatare" meaning "to enlarge or expand."

Antispasmodic
1) A medication that lowers the incidence of or prevents seizures. 2) A medication that lowers the incidence of or prevents muscle spasms.

Gold
A yellow metallic element with the atomic symbol Au, atomic number 79, and atomic weight 197. It is used in jewelry, goldplating of other metals, as currency, and in dental restoration. Many of its clinical applications are in the form of its salts.



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Atromid-s
Atromid-s is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): clofibrate.

Atropen
Atropen is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): atropine.

Atrophic gastritis
Chronic irritation of the stomach lining. Causes the stomach lining and glands to wither away.

Atrophic vaginitis
Thinning of the lining (the endothelium) of the vagina due to decreased production of estrogen. This may occur with menopause. Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina, the muscular canal extending from the cervix to the outside of the body. Aside from atrophic vaginitis, there are a number of other types of vaginitis. Vaginitis may, for example, be caused by a fungal infection leading to itching or burning and a discharge.

Atrophy
A defect or failure of cell nutrition manifested as decrease in size or healthiness of an organ or tissue.

Atrophy, peroneal muscular
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Atropine and demerol
Atropine and demerol is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): atropine sulfate; meperidine hydrochloride.

Atropine psychosis
A syndrome characterized by dry mouth, blurred vision, forgetfulness, and difficulty with urination triggered by atropine and the anticholinergic effects of other drugs, particularly anti-psychotic medications. Treatment is to reduce or stop the medication.

Atropine sulfate
Atropine sulfate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): atropine sulfate.

Atropine sulfate ansyr plastic syringe
Atropine sulfate ansyr plastic syringe is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): atropine sulfate.

Atrovent
Atrovent is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ipratropium bromide.

Atrovent hfa
Atrovent hfa is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) legal in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): ipratropium bromide.



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Atrial septum
The wall between the two upper chambers (the right and left atrium) of the heart.

Atriodigital dysplasia
See: Holt-Oram syndrome.

Atrioventricular (AV)
Pertaining to the atria (the upper chambers of the heart) and the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart). The AV node is an electrical relay station between the atria and the ventricles. Electrical signals from the atria must pass through the AV node to reach the ventricles. The AV node is a major element in the cardiac conduction system that generates electrical impulses within the heart, conducts them throughout the muscle of the heart, stimulates the heart to contract and pump blood, and so controls the heart rate.

Atrophic vaginitis
Thinning of the lining (the endothelium) of the vagina due to decreased production of estrogen. This may occur with menopause. Vaginitis means inflammation of the vagina, the muscular canal extending from the cervix to the outside of the body. Aside from atrophic vaginitis, there are a number of other types of vaginitis. Vaginitis may, for example, be caused by a fungal infection leading to itching or burning and a discharge.

Atrophy, peroneal muscular
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.

Atropine

Atropine psychosis
A syndrome characterized by dry mouth, blurred vision, forgetfulness, and difficulty with urination triggered by atropine and the anticholinergic effects of other drugs, particularly anti-psychotic medications. Treatment is to reduce or stop the medication.

Attack, vasovagal
See: Vasovagal reaction.

Attention deficit disorder (ADD)
An inability to control behavior due to difficulty in processing neural stimuli.

Attentional
Relating to attention. The term is used in psychology and child development as, for example, early television exposure has been found to be associated with attentional problems at age 7.

Attenuate
To weaken, dilute, thin, reduce, weaken, diminish.

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