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ergonovine

[ur-guh-noh-veen, -vin] /ˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
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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 of ergonovine
1935-1940
1935-40; ergo-2 + nov- (< Latin novus new) + -ine2
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