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Hyoscyamine

Hyoscyamine Meaning & Definition
Hyoscyamine Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Hyoscyamine?

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

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See Also | alkaloid | poison | poisonous substance

Hyoscyamine In Webster's Dictionary

\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.

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