Definition of Hyoscyamus

1. Noun. Genus of poisonous herbs: henbane.


Definition of Hyoscyamus

1. n. A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane.

Medical Definition of Hyoscyamus

1. 1. A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane. 2. The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectorial troubles. Origin: L, fr. Gr.; a sow, hog + a bean. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyoscyamus

hyomandibular cleft
hyomandibulas
hyomental
hyopastron
hyopharyngeus
hyoplastra
hyoplastron
hyoplastrons
hyoscine
hyoscine hydrobromide
hyoscines
hyoscyamine
hyoscyamine (6S)-dioxygenase
hyoscyamine sulfate
hyoscyamines
hyoscyamus (current term)
hyoshigi
hyosternal
hyosternum
hyostylic
hyote
hyotes
hyothyroid
hyp-
hyp.
hypabyssal
hypabyssally
hypacusia
hypacusis
hypaethral

Literary usage of Hyoscyamus

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1854)
"Oxide of Zinc and hyoscyamus for arresting ... THOMPSON recommends j[Lectures on Phthisis) oxide of zinc and extract of hyoscyamus, of each four grains, ..."

2. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics: With Special by John Vietch Shoemaker (1906)
"The effects of hyoscyamus are similar to those of belladonna and stramonium ... In painful affections of the bladder, hyoscyamus exerts a soothing influence ..."

3. A Compend of Materia Medica, Therapeutics and Prescription Writing: With by Samuel Otway Lewis Potter (1906)
"Ophthalmologists use Atropine to paralyze accommodation, dilate the pupil, contract the vessels, lessen pain, and diminish tension. hyoscyamus and ..."

4. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"hyoscyamus is anodyne and hypnotic, and is used in a great variety of cases ... Much of the uncertainty attributed to hyoscyamus is doubtless due to ..."

5. Manual of therapeutics by Parke, Davis & Company, Davis & Company Parke (1909)
"Ext. hyoscyamus, 1-2 gr. Powd. Rhubarb, 1 gr. Colocynth and hyoscyamus ... Ext. hyoscyamus, 1 gr. Dose, 1 to 3. Colocynth Compound and hyoscyamus, 5 grs. ..."

6. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1872)
"The total results he got were, that tincture of hyoscyamus produced sleep on forty-two occasions, bromide of potassium on thirty-eight, and chloral on ..."

7. Practical therapeutics by Edward John Waring (1874)
"In its action upon the system, hyoscyamus appears to be intermediate between opium and belladonna, possessing as it does, on the one band, ..."

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