hyoscine

noun

hy·​o·​scine ˈhī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce hyoscine (audio)
: scopolamine
especially : the levorotatory form of scopolamine

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Some dodgy shamans are said to infuse the drink with borrachero, a plant that contains hyoscine, a drug that can make people vulnerable. The Economist, 14 June 2019

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Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary hyoscyamine + -ine

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyoscine was in 1872

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Cite this Entry

“Hyoscine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyoscine. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

hyoscine

noun

hyo·​scine ˈhī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce hyoscine (audio)
: scopolamine
especially : the levorotatory form of scopolamine

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