scopolamine

noun
sco·​pol·​amine | \ skō-ˈpä-lə-ˌmēn How to pronounce scopolamine (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web That explanation, supported by the fact horses in neighboring barns also tested positive for scopolamine, satisfied the California Horse Racing Board, which cleared Baffert. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "After a tumultuous start to 2020, trainer Bob Baffert is back in Baltimore, seeking his record eighth Preakness victory," 2 Oct. 2020 And more: Parts of the plant, when crushed, yield scopolamine, a.k.a. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "The Dual History of Poisonous Flowers," 27 Aug. 2020 By the 1920s, the majority of laboring women were isolated in hospital wards and given morphine and scopolamine, an amnesiac. Jennifer Block, Longreads, "The Criminalization of the American Midwife," 10 Mar. 2020 California regulators concede that no other horse at Santa Anita tested for a level of scopolamine as high as Justify’s. Joe Drape, New York Times, "Fast Horses and Blind Eyes: Tapes Detail How Top Trainers Rigged Racing," 10 Mar. 2020 Motion sickness patches containing scopolamine, an anti-nausea medication, are not approved for children. Marnie Hanel, New York Times, "How to Manage a Carsick Kid," 17 Apr. 2020 The Times reported the racing board changed the penalty for scopolamine use in October 2018. Steve Almasy And Faith Karimi, CNN, "Bob Baffert pushes back on report that Justify should have been ineligible for Kentucky Derby," 12 Sep. 2019 Did other horses in his barn test positive for scopolamine and at similar levels? Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Try again, Bob. Baffert's response to Justify drug allegations isn't good enough," 12 Sep. 2019 Thus far, Baffert has issued two statements about the report, which details how Justify tested positive after the Santa Anita Derby for above-threshold levels of a drug called scopolamine. Dan Wolken, USA TODAY, "Opinion: Try again, Bob. Baffert's response to Justify drug allegations isn't good enough," 12 Sep. 2019

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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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The first known use of scopolamine was in 1892

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11 Oct 2020

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“Scopolamine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scopolamine. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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scopolamine

noun
sco·​pol·​amine | \ skō-ˈpäl-ə-ˌmēn, -mən How to pronounce scopolamine (audio) \

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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