scopolamine
noun Etymology: German Scopolamin, from New Latin Scopolia, genus of plants + German Amin amine Date: 1892 a poisonous alkaloid C17H21NO4 similar to atropine that is found in various solanaceous plants and is used for its anticholinergic effects (as preventing nausea in motion sickness and inducing mydriasis) — called also hyoscine

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  • scopolamine — n. poisonous alkaloid substance derived from some types of plants (refined and used as a medication) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scopolamine — [skə(ʊ) pɒləmi:n] noun another term for hyoscine. Origin C19: from Scopolia (genus name) + amine …   English new terms dictionary

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