stramonium

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noun stra·mo·ni·um \strə-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Definition of stramonium

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

  2. 2 :  jimsonweed

Origin and Etymology of stramonium

New Latin


First Known Use: 1663


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stramonium

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noun stra·mo·ni·um \strə-ˈmō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of stramonium

  1. 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

  2. 2:  jimsonweed


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