Definition of ergotamine in English:

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ergotamine

Pronunciation: /ərˈɡätəˌmēn/ Pronunciation: /-min/

noun

Medicine
A compound present in some kinds of ergot. An alkaloid, it causes constriction of blood vessels and is used in the treatment of migraine.
Example sentences
  • A combination of verapamil and ergotamine may be considered.
  • Oral preparations combining ergotamine and caffeine are available, as are rectal suppositories.
  • Of course his diuretic would probably now be furosemide and his ergotamine tartrate today might be sumatriptan.

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Syllabification: er·got·a·mine

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