dihydroergotamine

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dihydroergotamine

[dahy-hahy-droh-ur-got-uh-meen, -min, -ur-guh-tam-een, -in]
noun Pharmacology.
an ergot alkaloid, C 33 H 37 N 5 O 5 , used in the treatment of various types of migraine headache.

Origin:
1940–45; di-1 + hydro-2 + ergotamine

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Other drugs that may be used for acute attacks are nasal sprays of dihydroergotamine or lidocaine.
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