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

First Known Use of stramonium

1663, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for 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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