ergonovine


er·go·no·vine

noun \ˌər-gə-ˈnō-ˌvēn\

Definition of ERGONOVINE

:  an alkaloid C19H23N3O2 derived from ergot and used especially in the form of its maleate as an oxytocic

Origin of ERGONOVINE

ergo- + Latin novus new — more at new
First Known Use: circa 1936

er·go·no·vine

noun \ˌər-gə-ˈnō-ˌvēn, -vən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ERGONOVINE

: an alkaloid that is derived from ergot, has similar pharmacological action but reduced toxicity and a greater capacity to induce muscular contractions of the uterus, and is used especially in the form of its maleate C19H23N3O2·C4H4O4 to prevent or treat postpartum bleeding

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