Definition of ergotamine in English:


Syllabification: er·got·a·mine
Pronunciation: /ərˈgätəˌmēn, -min


  • A compound present in some kinds of ergot. An alkaloid, it causes constriction of blood vessels and is used in the treatment of migraine.
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    • 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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