scopolamine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Skopolamin, corresponding to scopol- +‎ -amine.

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Noun[edit]

scopolamine (countable and uncountable, plural scopolamines)

  1. (pharmacology) A tropane alkaloid obtained from plants of the nightshade family, used as a sedative, to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils for ophthalmic examination.
    • 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.

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Noun[edit]

scopolamine f

  1. plural of scopolamina