stramonium

noun stra·mo·ni·um \ strə-ˈmō-nē-əm \

Definition of stramonium

1 :the dried leaves of the jimsonweed or of a related plant (genus Datura) that contain toxic alkaloids (such as atropine) used in medicine

Origin and Etymology of stramonium

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stramonium

noun stra·mo·ni·um \ strə-ˈmō-nē-əm \

medical Definition of stramonium

1 :the dried leaves of the jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) or of a related plant of the genus Datura containing the anticholinergic and antispasmodic alkaloids atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine and used especially formerly in the treatment of asthma and parkinsonism

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