belladonna alkaloids


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belladonna alkaloids

pl.n.
A group of alkaloids, including atropine and scopolamine, found in plants such as belladonna and jimsonweed. They are used in medicine 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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The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that the medicines have been found to contain inconsistent amounts of belladonna alkaloids that may differ from the calculated amount on the products' labels.
The substance that leads to anticholinergic poisoning is the belladonna alkaloids they contain, which are hyoscyamine, atropine, and scopolamine (8).
stramonium are toxic as they contain the belladonna alkaloids: atropine, L-hyoscyamine and L-scopolamine.