bromocriptine

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noun bro·mo·crip·tine \ˌbrō-mō-ˈkrip-ˌtēn, -tən\

Definition of bromocriptine

  1. :  a polypeptide ergot derivative C32H40BrN5O5 that mimics the activity of dopamine in inhibiting prolactin secretion

Origin and Etymology of bromocriptine

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


First Known Use: 1975


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bromocriptine

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noun bro·mo·crip·tine \ˌbrō-mō-ˈkrip-ˌtēn\

Medical Definition of bromocriptine

  1. :  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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