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ergot alkaloid

noun

Medical Definition of ERGOT ALKALOID

:  any of a group of alkaloids found in ergot or produced synthetically that include the psychedelic drug LSD as well as numerous pharmacologically useful compounds (as ergonovine and ergotamine) noted especially for their contractile effect on smooth muscle (as of the uterus or blood vessels)—compare ergotism
April 28, 2015
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