- any of various extracts of ergot used in medicine.
Origin of ergotin
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The hypodermic use of ergotin has been followed by results most gratifying to those employing it.
Ergotin, dissolved in water (1 part to 10), may be injected hypodermically in grain doses several times repeated if necessary.
This remedy, in the form of ergotin, is most effective when introduced beneath the skin.
Vidal has cured three cases by the repeated use of ergotin locally, hypodermically.
Hypodermic injections of ergotin have also been used for the same purpose.