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ergotamine

Line breaks: er¦gota|mine
Pronunciation: /əːˈɡɒtəmiːn
 
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Definition of ergotamine in English:

noun

[mass 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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