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HYOSCINE

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Also called scopalamine, this is an alkaloid (see ALKALOIDS) obtained from the plant henbane (hyoscyamus). It is an ANTICHOLINERGIC drug sometimes used as a premedicant in patients undergoing ANAESTHESIA for its sedative and antiemetic effects and for its ability to reduce saliva production. It may cause confusion in the elderly.

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