Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An alkaloid drug, C17H21NO4, extracted from plants such as henbane and used primarily to treat motion sickness and nausea and to dilate the pupil.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun pharmacology 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Scopolia, plant genus (after Giovanni Antonio Scopoli, (1723–1788), Italian naturalist) + –amine.]

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From German Skopolamin, corresponding to scopol- +‎ amine.

Examples

  • Another possibility is a drug called scopolamine, which is used to prevent seasickness.

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  • The US have begun to get feedback on the use of this drug: addicts are mixing it with low-grade morphine and, in a number of cases, scopolamine, which is used for motion sickness.

    Deadly Intent

  • The US have begun to get feedback on the use of this drug: addicts are mixing it with low-grade morphine and, in a number of cases, scopolamine, which is used for motion sickness.

    Deadly Intent

  • The US have begun to get feedback on the use of this drug: addicts are mixing it with low-grade morphine and, in a number of cases, scopolamine, which is used for motion sickness.

    Deadly Intent

  • Hyoscine (also known as scopolamine) is a widely used medicine for the treatment of motion sickness.

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  • Hyoscine (also known as scopolamine) is a widely used medicine for the treatment of motion sickness.

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  • Hyoscine (also known as scopolamine) is a widely used medicine for the treatment of motion sickness.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Hyoscine (also known as scopolamine) is a widely used medicine for the treatment of motion sickness.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Hyoscine (also known as scopolamine) is a widely used medicine for the treatment of motion sickness.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Hyoscine (also known as scopolamine) is a widely used medicine for the treatment of motion sickness.

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