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An ergot alkaloid, C19H23N3O2, that stimulates uterine contractions and has been used in its maleate form primarily to treat or prevent uterine bleeding after childbirth or abortion. Also called ergometrine.

[Italian ergo(t), ergot + Latin nov(us), new; see newo- in Indo-European roots + -ine.]


(Medicine) med an alkaloid from ergot that is used to treat migraines


(ˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn)

an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.
[1935–40; ergo-2 + Latin nov(us) new + -ine2]
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Noun1.ergonovine - an alkaloid derived from ergot (trade name Ergotrate Maleate) that is less toxic than ergot; induces muscular contraction of the uterus and is administered after childbirth or abortion
alkaloid - natural bases containing nitrogen found in plants
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Coronary vasospasm was induced by a provocation test with ergonovine (2-20 [micro]g), and only total or subtotal occlusion was considered positive.
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Methylergonovine and ergonovine maleate are inexpensive and highly efficacious.
Before the advent of triptans, ergot derivatives, including ergotamine tartrate, ergonovine, and dihydroergotamine, were utilized as the treatment of first choice for moderate to severe migraine when simple analgesics did not satisfactorily relieve migraine headache or when they produced significant side effects.
Coramine, 5-hydroxytryptamine, [alpha]-ergocryptine, ergonovine maleate, ergotamine tartarate, hordenine hemisulfate, L-tryptophan, lysergol, and N-demethyl-LSD (nor-LSD) were purchased from Sigma.
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