belladonna tincture

belladonna tincture
[USP] an alcoholic preparation containing, in each 100 mL, between 27 and 33 mg of alkaloids of belladonna leaf and having anticholinergic and antimuscarinic effects; it has been used as an antispasmodic for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Cf. belladonna extract.

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