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


  1. another name for scopolamine
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Word Origin

C19: from hyosc (yamus) + -ine ²
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hyoscine in Medicine


  1. scopolamine
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