Type: Term Pronunciation: er-got′ă-mēn Definitions: 1. An alkaloid from ergot, used to relieve migraine; it is a potent stimulant of smooth muscle, particularly of the blood vessels and the uterus, and produces adrenergic blockade (chiefly of the alpha receptors); hydrogenated ergotamine, dihydroergotamine, is less toxic and has few
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- an alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot
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<chemical> A vasoconstrictor found in ergot of central europe. It is an alpha-1 selective adrenergic agonist and is commonly used in the treatment of migraine headaches. ... Pharmacological action: adrenergic alpha-agonists, analgesics, non-narcotic, vasoconstrictor agents. ... Chemical name: Ergotaman-3',6',18-trione, 12'-hydroxy-2'-methyl-5
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an alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot; causes constriction of blood vessels and is used to treat migraine
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(әr-got´ә-min) an alkaloid derived from ergot, used as the tartrate salt in treatment of migraine and cluster headaches; administered orally, sublingually, rectally, or by oral inhalation.
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(from the article `drug`) Ergot alkaloids are produced by a parasitic fungus that grows on cereal crops. Among the many biologically active constituents of ergot, ergotamine ... potent synthetic hallucinogenic drug that can be derived from the ergot alkaloids (as ergotamine and ergonovine, principal constituents of ergot, the ... [2 ...
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A medication that is prescribed for the treatment of migraine headaches. Because of the possible effects on a developing fetus and infant, the medication is not recommended for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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Ergotamine is an ergopeptine and part of the ergot family of alkaloids; it is structurally and biochemically closely related to ergoline. It possesses structural similarity to several neurotransmitters, and has biological activity as a vasoconstrictor. It is used medicinally for treatment of acute migraine attacks (sometimes in combination with ca
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