scopolamine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

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.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

scopolamine f

  1. plural of scopolamina