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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



atropine sulfate  listen  (A-troh-peen SUL-fayt)

  A drug used to block nerve stimulation of muscles and glands and relax smooth muscles. It is also used to increase heart rate, reduce secretions, and treat the effects of certain poisons. It is a type of antimuscarinic agent and a type of tropane alkaloid.