Definition of hyoscine in English:

hyoscine

noun

Chemistry
  • [mass noun] A poisonous plant alkaloid used as an anti-emetic in motion sickness and as a preoperative medication for examination of the eye.

    • ‘Healy has a surprising affection for clinically attested, but unproven remedies, as insulin therapy, isoniazid, hyoscine, St. John's Wort, etc.’
    • ‘There are also painkilling tablets available that contain the drug, hyoscine (eg Feminax), that may help prevent the muscle contractions.’
    • ‘For more serious travel sickness your doctor may prescribe patches containing hyoscine (an anti-nausea drug).’
    • ‘Valid data are needed on old molecules that are still widely used in clinical practice (for example, haloperidol or hyoscine).’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin hyoscyamus (see hyoscyamine)+ -ine.

Pronunciation:

hyoscine

/ˈhʌɪəsiːn/