ergonovine

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er·go·no·vine

 (ûr′gə-nō′vĭn)
n.
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.]
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ergonovine

(ɜːˈɡɒnəˌvaɪn)
n
(Medicine) med an alkaloid from ergot that is used to treat migraines
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er•go•no•vine

(ˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn)

n.
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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The alkaloid includes sanguinarine, muscimol, glycosin, ergotamine, ergobasine, mescaline, pilosine and nordihydrocapsaicin were identified from the potential extract and its fraction (Selvaraj et al.