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hy·o·scy·a·mus

(hī'ō-sī'ă-mŭs),
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]

henbane

(hĕn′bān′)
n.
A poisonous Eurasian plant (Hyoscyamus niger) in the nightshade family, having a strong odor, sticky leaves, and funnel-shaped greenish-yellow flowers. It is a source of hyoscyamine.

henbane

Herbal medicine
A herb that is the primary source of atropine, hyoscyamine and scopolamine; henbane was formerly used by herbalists, but is now regarded as unsafe by the FDA.

Toxic effects
Blurred vision, convulsions, delirium stupor, vertigo, and in high amounts, death.

henbane