bromocriptine

noun
bro·​mo·​crip·​tine | \ ˌbrō-mō-ˈkrip-ˌtēn How to pronounce bromocriptine (audio) , -tən\

Definition of bromocriptine

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

First Known Use of bromocriptine

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bromocriptine

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

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bromocriptine

noun
bro·​mo·​crip·​tine | \ ˌbrō-mō-ˈkrip-ˌtēn How to pronounce bromocriptine (audio) \

Medical Definition of bromocriptine

: 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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