hyoscyamine[hī′ə sī′ə mēn′, -min]
hyoscyamine definition by Webster's New World
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a colorless, crystalline, very poisonous alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from henbane and other plants of the nightshade family: it is used in medicine as a sedative, antispasmodic, etc.
Origin: ; from Classical Latin hyoscyamus, henbane ( ; from Classical Greek hyoskyamos ; from hys, pig (see hyena) plush kyamos, bean) plush -ine
hyoscyamine definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid, C17H23NO3, isometric with atropine and having similar uses but more potent effects.
Origin: New Latin Hyoscyamus, henbane genus; see hyoscine + -ine2.
hyoscyamine - Medical Definition
A poisonous white crystalline alkaloid isometric with atropine and having similar uses but more potent effects.