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  • n  perennial Eurasian herb with reddish bell-shaped flowers and shining black berries; extensively grown in United States; roots and leaves yield atropine
  • n  an alkaloidal extract or tincture of the poisonous belladonna plant that is used medicinally

  • And as Wilson underwent a barbiturate-and-belladonna cure called "purge and puke," which was state-of-the-art alcoholism treatment at the time, his brain spun with phrases from .
  • Neal has also done important research in epidemic encephalitis (sleeping sickness), has recently reported hopeful treatment of chronic cases with Bulgarian belladonna.
  • Women subsisted on a diet of vinegar and belladonna to achieve the Pre-Raphaelite "fatal slimness.

  • Scott Ian in Newsday
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