hyoscine vs scopolamine what difference

what is difference between hyoscine and scopolamine

English

Noun

hyoscine (countable and uncountable, plural hyoscines)

  1. Scopolamine.


English

Etymology

Borrowed from German Skopolamin, from translingual Scopolia (genus of plants) +‎ Amin (amine).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /skə(ʊ)ˈpɒl.ə.miːn/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /skoʊˈpɑl.əˌmiːn/, /skoʊˈpɑl.əm.ɪn/

Noun

scopolamine (countable and uncountable, plural scopolamines)

  1. (pharmacology) A poisonous alkaloid C17H21NO4 similar to atropine that is found in various solanaceous plants and is used for its anticholinergic effects (such as preventing nausea in motion sickness and inducing mydriasis).
    • 1940, Raymond Chandler, Farewell, My Lovely, Penguin 2010, p. 176:
      I had been shot full of dope to keep me quiet. Perhaps scopolamine too, to make me talk.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 159:
      The Incas had herbs for headaches and other pains; and they used scopolamine, a poison from the datura plant, as an anaesthetic.

Derived terms

  • butylscopolamine
  • methylscopolamine

Italian

Noun

scopolamine f

  1. plural of scopolamina

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