scopolamine

noun
sco·​pol·​amine | \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 (such as preventing nausea in motion sickness and inducing mydriasis)

called also hyoscine

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First Known Use of scopolamine

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scopolamine

German Scopolamin, from New Latin Scopolia, genus of plants + German Amin amine

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scopolamine

noun
sco·​pol·​amine | \skō-ˈpäl-ə-ˌmēn, -mən \

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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