bromocriptine


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bro·mo·crip·tine

 (brō′mō-krĭp′tēn)
n.
An ergot alkaloid, C32H40BrN5O5, that is a dopamine antagonist and is used in its mesylate form to treat Parkinson's disease, acromegaly, and excessive prolactin secretion, and to reduce the size of certain pituitary tumors.

[bromo- + (ergo)cryptine, an ergot alkaloid (from German Ergokryptin : Ergo(t), ergot + Greek kruptos, hidden; see cryptic + -in, -in).]

bromocriptine

(ˌbrəʊməʊˈkrɪptiːn)
n
a dopamine agonist drug which blocks the release of prolactin from the pituitary gland, used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease
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bromocriptine

n bromocriptina
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Bromocriptine is an ergot alkaloid derivative, structurally related to dopamine (1) Bromocriptine is a dopamine receptor agonist that inhibits prolactin secretion (2, 3, 4, 5) through the inhibition of adenyl cyclase activity (1) and is commonly used in the treatment of hyperprolactinemia, Parkinsonism and acromegaly (6,7).
7) Bromocriptine can suppress lactation, the benefits of tumor shrinkage must be weighed against the cessation of lactation in a mother who is breast feeding.