Definition of hyoscine in English:

hyoscine

Line breaks: hyos|cine
Pronunciation: /ˈhʌɪəsiːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Chemistry
  • A poisonous plant alkaloid used as an anti-emetic in motion sickness and as a preoperative medication for examination of the eye.
    • Chemical formula: C17H21NO4. It is obtained chiefly from plants of the genus Scopolia, family Solanaceae
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    • There are also painkilling tablets available that contain the drug, hyoscine (eg Feminax), that may help prevent the muscle contractions.
    • Valid data are needed on old molecules that are still widely used in clinical practice (for example, haloperidol or hyoscine).
    • For more serious travel sickness your doctor may prescribe patches containing hyoscine (an anti-nausea drug).

Origin

late 19th century: from modern Latin hyoscyamus (see hyoscyamine) + -ine4.

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