hyoscyamine

[hahy-uh-sahy-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. a poisonous alkaloid, C17H23NO3, obtained from henbane and other solanaceous plants, used as a sedative, analgesic, mydriatic, and antispasmodic.

Origin of hyoscyamine

First recorded in 1855–60; hyoscyam(us) + -ine2
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hyoscyamine

noun
  1. a poisonous alkaloid occurring in henbane and related plants: an optically active isomer of atropine, used in medicine in a similar way. Formula: C 17 H 23 NO 3

Word Origin for hyoscyamine

C19: from New Latin, from Greek huoskuamos (from hus pig + kuamos bean) + amine
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hyoscyamine in Medicine

hyoscyamine

[hī′ə-sīə-mēn′]
n.
  1. A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid isometric with atropine and having similar uses but more potent effects.
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