Definition of Scopolamine

1. Noun. An alkaloid with anticholinergic effects that is used as a sedative and to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils in ophthalmic procedures. "Someone sedated with scopolamine has difficulty lying"

Exact synonyms: Hyoscine
Generic synonyms: Alkaloid

Definition of Scopolamine

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A tropane alkaloid obtained from plants of the nightshade family, used as a sedative, to treat nausea and to dilate the pupils for ophthalmic examination. ¹

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Definition of Scopolamine

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Medical Definition of Scopolamine

1. An alkaloid from solanaceae, especially datura metel l. And scopola carniolica. Scopolamine and its quaternary derivatives act as antimuscarinics like atropine, but may have more central nervous system effects. Among the many uses are as an anaesthetic premedication, in urinary incontinence, in motion sickness, as an antispasmodic, and as a mydriatic and cycloplegic. Pharmacological action: anaesthesia adjuvants, antiemetics, muscarinic antagonists, mydriatics, parasympatholytics. Chemical name: Benzeneacetic acid, alpha-(hydroxymethyl)-, 9-methyl-3-oxa-9-azatricyclo(,4)non-7-yl ester, (7(S)-(1alpha,2beta,4beta,5alpha,7beta))- (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scopolamine

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scopolamine (current term)
scopolamine derivatives
scopolamine hydrobromide
scopolamine methylbromide
scopoletin peroxidase
scopolia japonica

Literary usage of Scopolamine

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1908)
"He also describes the use of an instrument shaped like the blade of a forceps, for the same purpose. scopolamine-Morphine Anesthesia During Labor. ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"scopolamine. Dr. Oliver comes to the following conclusion :—(1) Hydro- bromate of scopolamine is of the greatest value in the local treatment of the various ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1908)
"He points out that there have been a number of fatalities under scopolamine and morphine, and these he has investigated, coming to the conclusion that they ..."

4. The American Journal of Clinical Medicine (1906)
"In this method only one injection of scopolamine is made one hour before the ... The innocuousness of scopolamine is according to its defenders such, ..."

5. Transactions of the Southern Surgical and Gynecological Association (1906)
"THE very attractive results reported in the literature from the use of scopolamine in combination with morphine for the production of surgical anaesthesia ..."

6. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1894)
"scopolamine is an excitant of the vaso-motor centre, and consequently ... There is dilatation of the isolated organic vessels under ttye use of scopolamine. ..."

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