ergotamine

[ur-got-uh-meen, -min]
noun Pharmacology.
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:
1920–25; ergot + -amine

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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)  Pronunciation Key 
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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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.
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