ergotamine

[ ur-got-uh-meen, -min ]
/ ɜrˈgɒt əˌmin, -mɪn /

noun Pharmacology.

a crystalline, water-soluble polypeptide, C33H35N5O5, obtained from ergot, used to stimulate uterine contractions during labor and in the treatment of migraine.

Nearby words

  1. ergonomist,
  2. ergonovine,
  3. ergophobia,
  4. ergosterol,
  5. ergot,
  6. ergotin,
  7. ergotism,
  8. ergotoxine,
  9. ergotrate,
  10. ergun he

Origin of ergotamine

First recorded in 1920–25; ergot + -amine

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Medicine definitions for ergotamine

ergotamine

[ ûr-gŏtə-mēn′, -mĭn ]

n.

A crystalline alkaloid derived from ergot that induces vasoconstriction and is used especially in treating migraine.

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Science definitions for ergotamine

ergotamine

[ ûr-gŏtə-mēn′, -mĭn ]

A crystalline alkaloid derived from ergot that induces vasoconstriction and is used especially in the treatment of migraine headaches. Chemical formula: C33H35N5O5.
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