Definition of scopolamine in English:

scopolamine

Syllabification: sco·pol·a·mine
Pronunciation: /skəˈpäləˌmēn
 
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noun

Chemistry
  • A poisonous plant alkaloid used as an antiemetic in motion sickness, as a preoperative medication for examination of the eye, and formerly as a sedative and hypnotic.
    • Chemical formula: C17H21NO4. It is obtained chiefly from plants of the genus Scopolia, family Solanaceae
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    • What do aspirin, codeine, ipecac, reserpine, scopolamine, theophylline, and vinblastine have in common?
    • Causative medications are droperidol, diphenhydramine, meperidine, promethazine, atropine, and scopolamine.
    • In all preceding studies, alkaloid production was measured as scopolamine and hyoscyamine only.

Origin

late 19th century: from Scopolia (genus name of the plants yielding it) + amine.

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