volume 2, issue 2, P132-134 1879
DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.1879.sp000052
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Abstract: Journal (Vol. I. No. 5) we showed that pituria, the alkaloid of pituri, a solanaceous plant, and belonging to the subdivision Duboisia, manifests many of the properties of atropia. Pituria causes drowsiness, dilates the pupil, produces general weakness with convulsive twitchings, and antagonizes-the action of muscarin on the heart. It possesses, however, two properties distinct from those of atropia; it produces sickness and increases the salivary secretion in large doses copiously. Even in the properties i…

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