ergonovine

[ ur-guh-noh-veen, -vin ]
/ ˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.

Nearby words

  1. ergometric,
  2. ergonometric,
  3. ergonomic,
  4. ergonomics,
  5. ergonomist,
  6. ergophobia,
  7. ergosterol,
  8. ergot,
  9. ergotamine,
  10. ergotin

Origin of ergonovine

1935–40; ergo-2 + nov- (< Latin novus new) + -ine2

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