hyoscyamine

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

Definition of hyoscyamine 

: 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

First Known Use of hyoscyamine

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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hyoscyamine

noun
hyo·scy·a·mine | \ˌhī-ə-ˈsī-ə-mēn \

Medical Definition of hyoscyamine 

: 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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