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.

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Origin of ergotamine

First recorded in 1920–25; ergot + -amine
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Medical 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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Scientific 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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