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A group of drugs, including atropine and scopolamine, belong to a drug classification called belladonna, or "beautiful lady." Why so beautiful?
When belladona is placed in the eyes of the young lady, the pupils dilate, becoming wide and very seductive. Dilated pupils may indeed be beautiful, but they do not help acute vision. A "beautiful lady" may be beautiful, but she needs an escort because she cannot see.
Today, the belladona drugs are still used, primarily for their mydriatic and cycloplegic effects in eye examinations and surgical procedures. Atropine is still used by photographers to create photographs of "beautiful ladies."
Since we are on the subject of pupils. Be aware that the pupil of your eye involuntarily responds to your emotional reaction to a person. If you are attracted to a person, your pupil dilates and constricts if there is no attraction. Bring those sunglasses to your next date.
partially adopted from the human body in health and illness, Herlihy & Maebius