Platyphylline

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Platyphylline

 

a cholinolytic agent; an alkaloid present in the flat-leaved Senecio platyphylloides and the rhomboid-leaved Senecio platyphyllus. Platyphylline is similar to atropine in pharmacological action. It is used in the form of a powder or solution to treat bronchial asthma, muscle spasms of the abdominal organs, and vascular spasms. Platyphylline is also used to dilate the pupils.

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