Definition of Scopolia
1. Noun. Genus of European perennial herbs yielding medicinal alkaloids.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Family Solanaceae, Potato Family, Solanaceae
Member holonyms: Scopolia Carniolica
Medical Definition of Scopolia
1. The dried rhizome and roots of Scopolia carniolica (family Solanaceae), a herb of Austria and neighboring countries of Europe; it resembles belladonna in pharmacologic action. Origin: G.A. Scopoli, Italian naturalist, 1723-1788 (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scopolia
Literary usage of Scopolia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Therapeutic Gazette (1901)
"ally accepted opinion that scopolia is somewhat more actively depressant to ... As scopolia has been substituted for belladonna, especially for local uses ..."
2. Red Cross Notes by Johnson & Johnson (1900)
"The user of scopolia thus lias the advantage of a cheap drug, a larger yield of extr.ict and a high showing on assay. But scopolia Cár- ..."
3. Text-book of Botany and Pharmacognosy by Henry Kraemer (1908)
"Japanese belladonna is the rhizome of scopolia japonica, growing in Japan, ... The rhizomes of six other species of scopolia are also used. ..."