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scopolamine

[skuh-pol-uh-meen, -min, skoh-puh-lam-in] /skəˈpɒl əˌmin, -mɪn, ˌskoʊ pəˈlæm ɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a colorless, syrupy, water-soluble alkaloid, C 1 7 H 2 1 NO 4 , obtained from certain plants of the nightshade family, used chiefly as a sedative and mydriatic and to alleviate the symptoms of motion sickness.
Also called hyoscine.
Origin of scopolamine
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin Scopol(ia japonica) Japanese belladonna (genus Scopolia named after G.A. Scopoli (1723-88), Italian naturalist; see -a2) + amine
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scopolamine

/skəˈpɒləˌmiːn; -mɪn; ˌskəʊpəˈlæmɪn/
noun
1.
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: C17H21NO4 Also called hyoscine See also atropine
Word Origin
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
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scopolamine in Medicine

scopolamine sco·pol·a·mine (skə-pŏl'ə-mēn', -mĭn)
n.
A thick, syrupy, colorless alkaloid extracted from plants such as henbane and used as a mydriatic, sedative, and truth serum. Also called hyoscine.

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scopolamine in Science
scopolamine
  (skə-pŏl'ə-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.
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