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atropine methonitrate


Definition: the methylnitrate of atropine, with the same actions and uses as atropine, but less lipid soluble (because of the presence of a quaternary nitrogen atom that limits penetration of the blood-brain barrier) and hence with fewer central nervous system effects; a quaternary compound.

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