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hyoscine

[hahy-uh-seen, -sin]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. scopolamine.

Origin of hyoscine

First recorded in 1870–75; hyosc(yamus) + -ine2
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Examples from the Web for hyoscine

Historical Examples

  • Other salts of Hyoscine are not described because used substantially as the above.

    Merck's 1899 Manual

    Merck & Co.

  • The latter plant was considered to contain a new alkaloid, “Duboisine,” but duboisine is a mixture of hyoscyamine and hyoscine.

  • According to this view hyoscyamine ought to be the hyoscinate of hyoscine, or at any rate an isomer of this body.

  • If the patient becomes very delirious and is in no way depressed, chloral or hyoscine should be given.


British Dictionary definitions for hyoscine

hyoscine

noun
  1. another name for scopolamine

Word Origin

C19: from hyosc (yamus) + -ine ²
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

hyoscine in Medicine

hyoscine

([object Object])
n.
  1. scopolamine

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