da·tu·rism (da-tooґriz-əm) poisoning by plants of the genus Datura, which contain solanaceous alkaloids such as atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • daturism — noun poisoning from hyoscyamine and scopolamine present in thorn apple and similar plants (of genus Datura) …   Wiktionary

  • Datura metel — a species that is a source of scopolamine; its seeds sometimes contaminate animal feed, causing daturism …   Medical dictionary

  • Datura stramonium — the most common species of Datura; it is a source of hyoscyamine and scopolamine. Its seeds sometimes contaminate animal feed and cause daturism. Called also Jimson weed, stramonium, and thorn apple …   Medical dictionary

  • datura —   n. narcotic, poisonous weed of nightshade family, of India and other countries; jimson weed.    ♦ daturism, n. datura poisoning …   Dictionary of difficult words

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