hyoscine vs scopolamine what difference

what is difference between hyoscine and scopolamine



hyoscine (countable and uncountable, plural hyoscines)

  1. Scopolamine.



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


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


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



scopolamine f

  1. plural of scopolamina

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