scopolamine[skō päl′ə mēn′, -min]
an alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from various plants of the nightshade family, as belladonna, and used in medicine as a sedative or hypnotic, and sometimes with morphine to relieve pain
Origin of scopolamineGerman scopolamin ; from Modern Latin Scopolia, genus of plants in which the alkaloid appears (after G. A. Scopoli (1723-88), of Pavia, Italy) + German amin, amine
An alkaloid drug, C17H21NO4, extracted from plants such as henbane and used primarily to treat motion sickness and nausea and to dilate the pupil. Also called hyoscine.
Origin of scopolamineNew Latin Scopolia, plant genus (after Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, (1723–1788), Italian naturalist) + –amine.
(countable and uncountable, plural scopolamines)