[ broh-muh-krip-teen ]
/ ˌbroʊ məˈkrɪp tin /
an ergot derivative, C32H40BrN5O5, that inhibits prolactin and growth hormone secretions and stimulates dopamine production in the brain, used to prevent postpartum lactation and in the treatments of acromegaly and Parkinson's disease.
Origin of bromocriptine
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Medicine definitions for bromocriptine
[ brō′mō-krĭp′tēn′ ]
An ergot alkaloid that slows dopamine turnover and inhibits prolactin secretion and thus is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and to retard the growth of various pituitary tumors.
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