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Hyoscyamus niger definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: poisonous fetid Old World herb having sticky hairy leaves and yellow-brown flowers; yields hyoscyamine and scopolamine [syn: henbane, black henbane, stinking nightshade, Hyoscyamus niger]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hyoscyamine Hy`os*cy"a*mine, n. [See Hyoscyamus.] (Chem.) An alkaloid found in henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), and regarded as its active principle. It is also found with other alkaloids in the thorn apple and deadly nightshade. It is extracted as a white crystalline substance, with a sharp, offensive taste. Hyoscyamine is isomeric with atropine, is very poisonous, and is used as a medicine for neuralgia, like belladonna. Called also hyoscyamia, duboisine, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Hyoscyamus Hy`os*cy"a*mus, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? a sow, hog + ? a bean.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of poisonous plants of the Nightshade family; henbane. 2. (Med.) The leaves of the black henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), used in neuralgic and pectorial troubles.




 


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