Definition of Hyoscine

1. Noun. An alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures. "Someone sedated with scopolamine has difficulty lying"

Exact synonyms: Scopolamine
Generic synonyms: Alkaloid



Definition of Hyoscine

1. n. An alkaloid found with hyoscyamine (with which it is also isomeric) in henbane, and extracted as a white, amorphous, semisolid substance.

Definition of Hyoscine

1. Noun. Scopolamine. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyoscine

1. a sedative [n -S] - See also: sedative

Medical Definition of Hyoscine

1. An alkaloid found with hyoscyamine (with which it is also isomeric) in henbane, and extracted as a white, amorphous, semisolid substance. See: Hyoscyamus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyoscine

hyoid bone
hyoid bones
hyoidal
hyoidean
hyoids
hyomandibula
hyomandibular
hyomandibular cleft
hyomandibulas
hyomental
hyopastron
hyopharyngeus
hyoplastra
hyoplastron
hyoplastrons
hyoscine (current term)
hyoscine hydrobromide
hyoscines
hyoscyamine
hyoscyamine (6S)-dioxygenase
hyoscyamine sulfate
hyoscyamines
hyoscyamus
hyoshigi
hyosternal
hyosternum
hyostylic
hyote
hyotes
hyothyroid

Literary usage of Hyoscine

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1887)
"Table i shows the effects of hyoscine hydro- bromate (Merck's), administered per os at 9 PM, in cases of insomnia. All the cases in the group, ..."

2. Therapeutic Gazette (1905)
"The night before starting the hyoscine a vapor bath is given for a sufficiently ... This action is usually secured before commencing the hyoscine, while the ..."

3. A Text-book of Alkaloidal Therapeutics by William Francis Waugh, Wallace C. Abbott, Ephraim Menahhem Epstein (1904)
"hyoscine is a thick, syrupy liquid, but its salts crystallize. ... hyoscine resembles atropine in its effects upon the nerve terminals. ..."

4. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1885)
"The Physiological Action of hyoscine.—Dr. HC Wood of Philadelphia has recently published in the Therapeutic Gazette a series of observations on the ..."

5. Therapeutics by Horatio Charles Wood (1900)
"Atropine and hyoscyamine have been obtained in crystalline form, whereas hyoscine is known only as a syrupy liquid, and is affirmed by chemists of repute ..."

6. The Narcotic Drug Diseases and Allied Ailments: Pathology, Pathogenesis, and by George Eugene Pettey (1913)
"hyoscine, made from hyoscyamus, is considered by many to be the most uniformly satisfactory member of this group, but the difficulty in obtaining real ..."

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