scopolamine

[ skuh-pol-uh-meen, -min, skoh-puh-lam-in ]
/ skəˈpɒl əˌmin, -mɪn, ˌskoʊ pəˈlæm ɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a colorless, syrupy, water-soluble alkaloid, C17H21NO4, obtained from certain plants of the nightshade family, used chiefly as a sedative and mydriatic and to alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. scope out,
  2. scopes,
  3. scopes trial,
  4. scoping,
  5. scoping study,
  6. scopoline,
  7. scopophilia,
  8. scopophiliac,
  9. scopophobia,
  10. scops owl

Origin of scopolamine

1890–95; < New Latin Scopol(ia japonica) Japanese belladonna (genus Scopolia named after G.A. Scopoli (1723–88), Italian naturalist; see -a2) + amine

Also called hyoscine.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scopolamine


British Dictionary definitions for scopolamine

scopolamine

/ (skəˈpɒləˌmiːn, -mɪn, ˌskəʊpəˈlæmɪn) /

noun

a colourless viscous liquid alkaloid extracted from certain plants, such as henbane: used in preventing travel sickness and as an anticholinergic, sedative, and truth serum. Formula: C 17 H 21 NO 4Also called: hyoscine See also atropine

Word Origin for scopolamine

C20 scopol- from New Latin scopolia Japonica Japanese belladonna (from which the alkaloid is extracted), named after G. A. Scopoli (1723–88), Italian naturalist, + amine

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

Medicine definitions for scopolamine

scopolamine

[ skə-pŏlə-mēn′, -mĭn ]

n.

A thick, syrupy, colorless alkaloid extracted from plants such as henbane and used as a mydriatic, sedative, antiemetic, and treatment for motion sickness.hyoscine

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Science definitions for scopolamine

scopolamine

[ skə-pŏlə-mēn′, -mĭn ]

A poisonous, syrupy, colorless alkaloid extracted from plants such as deadly nightshade and henbane. Scopolamine depresses the central nervous system and is used primarily as a sedative and to dilate the pupils, treat nausea, and prevent motion sickness. Chemical formula: C17H21NO4.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.