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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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 Justify's trainer Bob Baffert received notification that the horse had tested positive for scopolamine. Robert Rimpson, The Courier-Journal, "Here's a complete timeline of Justify's banned substance scandal," 12 Sep. 2019 Test results, emails and internal memos in the Justify case show that California regulators did not notify Baffert for nearly three weeks that his Derby favorite had tested positive for scopolamine. Joe Drape, New York Times, "In Defense of Justify, Bob Baffert Lets Others Do the Talking for a Change," 12 Sep. 2019 Justify, who already had qualified for the Derby, tested positive for scopolamine with a victory in the April 7, 2018, Santa Anita Derby. Cindy Boren,, "Triple Crown winner Justify reportedly failed a drug test before 2018 Kentucky Derby," 12 Sep. 2019 According to the Times, Justify, trained by Bob Baffert, should have been disqualified from the Kentucky Derby after testing positive for high amounts of the drug scopolamine, a performance-enhancing drug, on April 7, 2018. Alaa Abdeldaiem,, "Report: Justify Failed a Drug Test Before Winning 2018 Triple Crown," 11 Sep. 2019 Drugs like scopolamine, while useful, also have serious side effects, particularly drowsiness. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "A New Electronic Device Could Cure the Military's Big Motion Sickness Problem," 22 Nov. 2018 An autopsy of her body revealed large amounts of scopolamine, an anti-nausea medication that can also be used to incapacitate someone. Liz Brody, Glamour, "How Cryptocurrency May Be Harmful to Women—on the Dark Web and Beyond," 7 May 2018 Authorities allegedly uncovered evidence on Allwine’s sophisticated computer equipment and cellphones of inquiries into the use of bitcoins and the purchase of scopolamine. Scott Wente, Twin Cities, "Cottage Grove man indicted in alleged intricate plot to murder wife," 24 Mar. 2017

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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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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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