<chemical> A semisynthetic ergot alkaloid that is a dopamine d2 agonist. It suppresses prolactin secretion and is used to treat amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, and female infertility, and has been proposed for parkinson disease. ... Pharmacological action: antiparkinson agents, dopamine agonists, hormone antagonists. ... Chemical name: Ergotaman-
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(bro″mo-krip´tēn) an ergot alkaloid that acts as a dopamine agonist; used as the mesylate salt to suppress prolactin secretion in the treatment of pituitary prolactinomas and of hyperprolactinemia-associated amenorrhea, galactorrhea, infertility, or male hypogonadism. It is also used as an antidyskinetic, usually i...
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(from the article `drug`) ...Prolactin mediates these hormonal actions through receptors that are located within the mammary glands. Inappropriate or excessive secretion of ...
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A medication that can be used to treat pituitary problems in individuals. Females that have experienced a missing period for several months, infertility, milk production unassociated with nursing and a lack of ovarian function may be candidates for the medications, as these can all be caused by a defect within the pituitary gland.
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== Indications == Amenorrhea, female infertility, galactorrhea, hypogonadism, and acromegaly may all be caused by pituitary problems, such as hyperprolactinaemia, and therefore, these problems may be treated with this drug. Bromocriptine has completely treated gestational macromastia eliminating the need for reduction surgery, in a recent case.Sin
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