bromocriptine

noun

bro·​mo·​crip·​tine ˌbrō-mō-ˈkrip-ˌtēn How to pronounce bromocriptine (audio)
-tən
: a polypeptide ergot derivative C32H40BrN5O5 that mimics the activity of dopamine in inhibiting prolactin secretion

Word History

Etymology

by shortening & alteration from bromoergocryptine, from brom- + ergocryptine, an ergot derivative, from ergo- + Greek kryptos hidden — more at crypt

First Known Use

1974, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bromocriptine was in 1974

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“Bromocriptine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bromocriptine. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

bromocriptine

noun
bro·​mo·​crip·​tine ˌbrō-mō-ˈkrip-ˌtēn How to pronounce bromocriptine (audio)
: a polypeptide alkaloid C32H40BrN5O5 that is a derivative of ergot and mimics the activity of dopamine in selectively inhibiting prolactin secretion

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