from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A thick, syrupy, colorless alkaloid, C17H21NO4, extracted from plants such as henbane and used primarily as a mydriatic and sedative, and to treat nausea and prevent motion sickness. Also called hyoscine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A tropane alkaloid obtained from plants of the nightshade family, used as a sedative, to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils for ophthalmic examination.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A difficultly crystallizable alkaloid, C17H21NO4 + H2O, obtained from Scopolina carniolica, S. Japonica, Duboisia myoporoides, Atropa Belladonna, Datura Stramonium, and other plants of the Solanaceæ: identical with hyoscine. The hydrobromide is most used. It is a soporific and anesthetic.
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- n. an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures
New Latin Scopolia, plant genus (after Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723-1788), Italian naturalist) + -amine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Skopolamin, corresponding to scopol- + amine. (Wiktionary)