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NOUN (1)

1. an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures;
- Example: "transdermal scopolamine is used to treat motion sickness"
- Example: "someone sedated with scopolamine has difficulty lying"
[syn: scopolamine, hyoscine]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hyoscine \Hy*os"cine\, n. [See Hyoscyamus.] (Chem.) An alkaloid found with hyoscyamine (with which it is also isomeric) in henbane, and extracted as a white, amorphous, semisolid substance. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

hyoscine n 1: an alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures; "transdermal scopolamine is used to treat motion sickness"; "someone sedated with scopolamine has difficulty lying" [syn: scopolamine, hyoscine]