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hyoscine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hyoscine 
  n  :  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}] 




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