hyoscine

noun
hy·​o·​scine | \ ˈhī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce hyoscine (audio) \

Definition of hyoscine

: scopolamine especially : the levorotatory form of scopolamine

Examples of hyoscine in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of hyoscine

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyoscine

International Scientific Vocabulary hyoscyamine + -ine

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“Hyoscine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyoscine. Accessed 21 Sep. 2021.

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hyoscine

noun
hyo·​scine | \ ˈhī-ə-ˌsēn How to pronounce hyoscine (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyoscine

: scopolamine especially : the levorotatory form of scopolamine

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