ergotamine

[ur-got-uh-meen, -min]

noun Pharmacology.

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

Origin of ergotamine

First recorded in 1920–25; ergot + -amine
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ergotamine in Medicine

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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ergotamine in Science

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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