stramonium


stra·mo·ni·um

noun \strə-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Definition of STRAMONIUM

1
:  the dried leaves of the jimsonweed or of a related plant (genus Datura) that contain toxic alkaloids (as atropine) used in medicine
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Origin of STRAMONIUM

New Latin
First Known Use: 1663

stra·mo·ni·um

noun \strə-ˈmō-nē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of STRAMONIUM

1
: the dried leaves of the jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) or of a related plant of the genus Datura containing the anticholinergic and antispasmodic alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine and used especially formerly in the treatment of asthma and parkinsonism

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