ergonovine

ergonovine

[ur-guh-noh-veen, -vin]
noun Pharmacology.
an alkaloid, C 23 H 27 N 3 O 2 , obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.

Origin:
1935–40; ergo-2 + nov- (< Latin novus new) + -ine2

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ergonovine
WordNet
ergonovine

noun
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 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature