Ergotine

Related to Ergotine: ergotamine, Ergine

Er´go`tine


1.(Chem.) A powerful astringent alkaloid extracted from ergot as a brown, amorphous, bitter substance. It is used to produce contraction of the uterus.
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Stevenson was treated with mind-bending drug ergotine - similar to LSD - when he contracted tuberculosis in 1885.