\hˈa͡ɪəsɪˌaməs], \hˈaɪəsɪˌaməs], \h_ˈaɪ_ə_s_ɪ__ˌa_m_ə_s]\
Definitions of HYOSCYAMUS
- 2006 - WordNet 3.0
- 2011 - English Dictionary Database
- 2010 - New Age Dictionary Database
- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By Noah Webster.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
The leaves, Hyoscy'ami Fo'lia (Ph. U.S.), and seeds, Hyoscy'ami Semen (Ph. U.S.), are the parts used in medicine. Their odour is narcotic and peculiar; taste insipid and mucilaginous. The virtues are yielded to proof spirit. Hyoscyamus is narcotic, anodyne, antispasmodic, and slightly stimulant. It is used as a substitute for opium, where the latter disagrees; and is applied, externally, as a cataplasm in cancer and glandular swellings. Dose, gr. iij to X of the powder. An alkaloid was obtained from it by Brandos, Hyoscyamine, Jusquiamine.
By Robley Dunglison
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