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hyoscyamine

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noun hy·o·scy·a·mine \ˌhī-ə-ˈsī-ə-ˌmēn\

Definition of hyoscyamine

  1. :  a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C17H23NO3 of which atropine is a racemic mixture; especially :  its levorotatory form found especially in the plants belladonna and henbane and used similarly to atropine



Origin of hyoscyamine

German Hyoscyamin, from New Latin Hyoscyamus, genus of herbs, from Latin, henbane, from Greek hyoskyamos, literally, swine's bean, from hyos (genitive of hys swine) + kyamos bean — more at sow


First Known Use: 1858


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hyoscyamine

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noun hyo·scy·a·mine \ˌhī-ə-ˈsī-ə-mēn\

Medical Definition of hyoscyamine

  1. :  a poisonous crystalline alkaloid C17H23NO3 of which atropine is a racemic mixture; especially :  its levorotatory form found especially in the plants belladonna and henbane and used similarly to atropine




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