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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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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).
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.
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Although ergonovine test is superior to the hyperventilation test, we preferred to use the hyperventilation test instead of the ergonovine injection to rule out the coronary spasm in patients with CSX, because of the possibility of persistent and severe, painful spasm with ergonovine.
Ergonovine is more effective in this capacity than the animal hormone oxytocin, and it also reduces postpartum bleeding, has low toxicity, and acts rapidly.