Difference between revisions of "Atropine"

From Cunnan
Jump to navigationJump to search
m
(categorising)
 
Line 2: Line 2:
  
 
-- Sometimes used in the treatment of snake bite or severe asthma attack
 
-- Sometimes used in the treatment of snake bite or severe asthma attack
 +
[[category:health]]

Latest revision as of 14:28, 21 May 2006

Atropine is a competitive antagonist of muscarinic cholinergic receptors. It is absorbed from the gastro-intestinal tract, and is excreted in the urine. It remains in the body for about 2-3 hours. Causes a decrease in bronchial and salivary secretions, increases the heart rate, and pupillary dilation. It is one of the chemicals, found in many of the nightshade species, that induces a "sensation".

-- Sometimes used in the treatment of snake bite or severe asthma attack