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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.]
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(Medicine) med an alkaloid from ergot that is used to treat migraines
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(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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A Cochrane network meta-analysis concluded that the two highest-ranked interventions for reducing the rate of postpartum blood loss [greater than or equal to] 500 mL were misoprostol plus oxytocin and ergonovine plus oxytocin.
Certain medications that frequently are prescribed in the postpartum period, such as ergonovine and decongestants, should be discontinued if they are being used.
Pharmacological agents include catecholamines (epinephrine, norepinephrine, dopamine, dobutamine), parasympathomimetic agents (ACh, methacholine, pilocarpine), anticholinesterase agents (neostigmine, etc.), ergonovine, serotonin, histamine, [beta]-adrenergic blocking agents, withdrawal from chronic exposure to nitroglycerin, cocaine, smoking, and alcohol.
Acetylcholine, ergonovine, serotonin and histamine cause vasodilation by inducing the release of nitric oxide (NO) from the endothelial level, but its dysfunction may induce episodes of vasospastic angina (Yasue 2008).
(Psychedelically initiated readers will no doubt know exactly where this paragraph is headed.) The psychoactive compounds of ergot are alkaloids such as ergonovine and ergotamine.
In this report, we present an unusual case of TCM induced by coronary angiography (CAG) with an ergonovine provocation test that was complicated with cardiac tamponade.
Another limitation was the possibility of underlying coronary artery spasm in patients with Cardiac Syndrome X, which was excluded using a hyperventilation test, although the ergonovine test would have been the ideal test in this contest.
Tryptase levels are elevated during spontaneous ischemic episodes in unstable angina but not after the ergonovine test in variant angina.
[3] Regardless, Davis (1959) also suggests ballistocardiogram recording after smoking a cigarette or after injection of potent vasoconstrictors like ergonovine and pitressin as promising, yet cautious, endeavors.
Alveda's marketed injectable products includes atropine sulphate, acetylcysteine, dimenhydrinate, ergonovine maleate, furosemide; irinotecan, lidocaine, lidocaine with epinephrine, piperacillin tazobactam, methylene blue, naloxone, succinylcholine chloride, sodium chloride' sterile water as well as epinephrine.
We compared the data from the vasospasm group which was defined as those patients without hemodynamically significant CAD and with evidence of coronary vasospasm on intracoronary ergonovine provocation testing and from control group which was defined as those patients without hemodynamically significant CAD and without evidence of coronary vasospasm on intracoronary ergonovine provocation testing.
Uterotonic agents used in the studies were oxytocin, PG, acetylcholine, ergonovine, propranolol, KCl, and [Ca.sup.2+].