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ergotamine

[ur-got-uh-meen, -min] /ɜrˈgɒt əˌmin, -mɪn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a crystalline, water-soluble polypeptide, C 33 H 35 N 5 O 5 , obtained from ergot, used to stimulate uterine contractions during labor and in the treatment of migraine.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; ergot + -amine
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  • ergotamine may still be helpful for patients with status migrainous or those with frequent recurring headaches.
  • ergotamine is also available in the form of a nasal spray, rectal suppositories, and tablets.
ergotamine in Medicine

ergotamine er·got·a·mine (ûr-gŏt'ə-mēn', -mĭn)
n.
A crystalline alkaloid derived from ergot that induces vasoconstriction and is used especially in treating migraine.

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ergotamine
  (ûr-gŏt'ə-mēn', -mĭn)   
A crystalline alkaloid derived from ergot that induces vasoconstriction and is used especially in the treatment of migraine headaches. Chemical formula: C33H35N5O5.
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