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DuboisineDuboisine Du*bois"ine, n. (Med.)
An alkaloid obtained from the leaves of an Australian tree
(Duboisia myoporoides), and regarded as identical with
hyoscyamine. It produces dilation of the pupil of the eye. duboisineHyoscyamine Hy`os*cy"a*mine, n. [See Hyoscyamus.] (Chem.)
An alkaloid found in henbane (Hyoscyamus niger), and
regarded as its active principle. It is also found with other
alkaloids in the thorn apple and deadly nightshade. It is
extracted as a white crystalline substance, with a sharp,
offensive taste. Hyoscyamine is isomeric with atropine, is
very poisonous, and is used as a medicine for neuralgia, like
belladonna. Called also hyoscyamia, duboisine, etc.
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