scopolamine


sco·pol·amine

noun \skō-ˈpä-lə-ˌmēn, -mən\

Definition of SCOPOLAMINE

:  a poisonous alkaloid C17H21NO4 similar to atropine that is found in various solanaceous plants and is used for its anticholinergic effects (as preventing nausea in motion sickness and inducing mydriasis) —called also hyoscine

Origin of SCOPOLAMINE

German Scopolamin, from New Latin Scopolia, genus of plants + German Amin amine
First Known Use: 1892

sco·pol·amine

noun \skō-ˈpäl-ə-ˌmēn, -mən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCOPOLAMINE

: a poisonous alkaloid C17H21NO4 similar to atropine that is found in various solanaceous plants (as jimsonweed) and is used chiefly in the form of its hydrated hydrobromide C17H21NO4·HBr·3H2O for its anticholinergic effects (as preventing nausea in motion sickness and inducing mydriasis)—called also hyoscine

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