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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.’
- ‘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).’
- ‘There are also painkilling tablets available that contain the drug, hyoscine (eg Feminax), that may help prevent the muscle contractions.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin hyoscyamus (see hyoscyamine) + -ine.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.