Definition of stramonium in English:

stramonium

Syllabification: stra·mo·ni·um
Pronunciation: /strəˈmōnēəm
 
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noun

A preparation of the dried leaves or poisonous seeds of the jimson weed, with medical and other uses.
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  • The most common ingredients prescribed were iodides, organic nitrites, stramonium, belladonna, atropine, hyoscyamus, tobacco smoke, and menthol.
  • In 1944, I used to treat my Parkinsonism patients with tincture of stramonium (from jimsonweed) which was the only drug that we had.
  • Other herbaceous plants included Abutilon theophrasti, Cycloloma atriplicifolium, Datura stramonium and Xanthium strumarium and the planted Maclura pomifera.

Origin

mid 17th century: modern Latin (part of the plant's binomial), perhaps an alteration of Tartar turman 'horse medicine'.

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