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(Biochemistry) another name for scopolamine
[C19: from hyosc(yamus) + -ine2]
sco•pol•a•mine(skəˈpɒl əˌmin, -mɪn, ˌskoʊ pəˈlæm ɪn)
a colorless, syrupy, water-soluble alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from certain plants of the nightshade family, used as a sedative, antinauseant, and to dilate the pupils.
[1890–95; < New Latin Scopol(ia japonica) Japanese belladonna (genus Scopolia after German. A. Scopoli (1723–88), Italian naturalist]
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|Noun||1.||hyoscine - an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures; "transdermal scopolamine is used to treat motion sickness"; "someone sedated with scopolamine has difficulty lying"|
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants