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A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C17H23NO3, isometric with atropine and having similar uses but more potent effects.
[New Latin Hyoscyamus, henbane genus; see hyoscine + -ine.]
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(Biochemistry) a poisonous alkaloid occurring in henbane and related plants: an optically active isomer of atropine, used in medicine in a similar way. Formula: C17H23NO3
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek huoskuamos (from hus pig + kuamos bean) + amine]
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hy•os•cy•a•mine(ˌhaɪ əˈsaɪ əˌmin, -mɪn)
a poisonous alkaloid, C17H23NO3, obtained from henbane and other solanaceous plants, used as a sedative, analgesic, mydriatic, and antispasmodic.
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|Noun||1.||hyoscyamine - a poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent); used to treat excess motility of the gastrointestinal tract|
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
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