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Meaning of HYOSCYAMINE

Pronunciation:  `hIu'sIu`meen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a poisonous crystalline alkaloid (isometric with atropine but more potent); used to treat excess motility of the gastrointestinal tract
 

HYOSCYAMINE is a 11 letter word that starts with H.

 

 See Also: alkaloid, poison, poisonous substance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hy`os*cy"a*mine\, n. [See {Hyoscyamus}.] (Chem.)
An alkaloid found in henbane ({Hyoscyamus niger}), and
regarded as its active principle. It is also found with other
alkaloids in the thorn apple and deadly nightshade. It is
extracted as a white crystalline substance, with a sharp,
offensive taste. Hyoscyamine is isomeric with atropine, is
very poisonous, and is used as a medicine for neuralgia, like
belladonna. Called also {hyoscyamia}, {duboisine}, etc.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A chemical with the formula C17H23O3N which is a white powder at room temperature and which melts at 108.5°C. It comes from plants such as henbane and belladona. Hyoscyamine is used medically as the levorotatory isomer of racemic atropine and as an anticholinergic alkaloid.
 

 

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