ergot

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class of fungi in which the fruiting body is a perithecium; includes powdery mildews and ergot and Neurospora class Pyrenomycetes , Pyrenomycetes
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 ergonovine , Ergotrate Maleate
plant disease caused by the ergot fungus ergot
alkaloid derived from ergot that is less toxic than ergot; causes constriction of blood vessels and is used to treat migraine ergotamine
poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products; characterized by thirst and diarrhea and nausea and craming and vomiting and abnormal cardiac rhythms; in severe cases it can cause seizures and gangrene of the limbs ergotism
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