Definition of scopolamine in English:

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scopolamine

Pronunciation: /skəˈpäləˌmēn/

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
Example sentences
  • 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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