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hyoscyamus

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noun hyo·scy·a·mus \-məs\

Medical Definition of hyoscyamus

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of poisonous Eurasian herbs of the family Solanaceae that have a capsular fruit and include the henbane (H. niger)

  2. 2:  the dried leaves of the henbane containing the alkaloids hyoscyamine and scopolamine and used as an antispasmodic and sedative


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