an ergot derivative, C 32 H 40 BrN 5 O 5 , that inhibits prolactin and growth hormone secretions and stimulates dopamine production in the brain, used to prevent postpartum lactation and in the treatments of acromegaly and Parkinson's disease.
Origin of bromocriptine
1975-80; shortening and alteration of bromoergocryptine, equivalent to bromo- + ergocryptine < GermanErgokryptin an alkaloid derivative of ergotoxine (ergo-ergo-2 + Greekkrypt(ós) hidden + -in-in2; perhaps so called because the independent nature of the derivative was not initially recognized)
Using bromocriptine over time can reduce the chance of being cured by removing the tumor.
bromocriptine in Medicine
bromocriptine bro·mo·crip·tine (brō'mō-krĭp'tēn') n. An ergot alkaloid that slows dopamine turnover and inhibits prolactin secretion and thus is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and to retard the growth of various pituitary tumors.