n.1.(Med.) An extract made from ergot.
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In other cases, Ergotin, or Secale, might be needed instead.
Prescriptions involving fatty foods and foods containing lots of albumen were legitimately recommended, along with hydropathic treatment (including ablutions, rubbing down, sponge baths, and sea or river bathing), electric massage, electric baths, and medicines such as quinine, ergotin, zinc, arsenic, phosphates, and opiates.