hyoscyamine

hyoscyamine

[hahy-uh-sahy-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
a poisonous alkaloid, C 17 H 23 NO 3 , obtained from henbane and other solanaceous plants, used as a sedative, analgesic, mydriatic, and antispasmodic.

Origin:
1855–60; hyoscyam(us) + -ine2

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hyoscyamine (ˌhaɪəˈsaɪəˌmiːn, -mɪn)
 
n
a poisonous alkaloid occurring in henbane and related plants: an optically active isomer of atropine, used in medicine in a similar way. Formula: C17H23NO3
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek huoskuamos (from hus pig + kuamos bean) + amine]

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hyoscyamine hy·o·scy·a·mine (hī'ə-sī'ə-mēn')
n.
A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid isometric with atropine and having similar uses but more potent effects.

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