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hyoscyamus

Pronunciation: hi'o-si'a-mus

Definition: The leaves and flowering tops of Hyoscyamus niger (family Solanaceae); contains hyoscyamine and hyoscine (scopolamine); an anticholinergic and antispasmodic.

Synonym(s): henbane

[G. hyoskyamos, henbane or hog's bean, fr. hys, gen. hyos, a hog, + kyamos, a bean]

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