Definition of scopolamine in English:

scopolamine

noun

  • another term for hyoscine
    • ‘Causative medications are droperidol, diphenhydramine, meperidine, promethazine, atropine, and scopolamine.’
    • ‘What do aspirin, codeine, ipecac, reserpine, scopolamine, theophylline, and vinblastine have in common?’
    • ‘Further searches revealed a paper confirming the presence of scopolamine in this plant.’
    • ‘Several studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of glycopyrrolate and scopolamine in the treatment of sialorrhea.’
    • ‘In all preceding studies, alkaloid production was measured as scopolamine and hyoscyamine only.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Scopolia (genus name of the plants yielding it) + amine.

Pronunciation:

scopolamine

/skə(ʊ)ˈpɒləmiːn/