ergonovine

noun er·go·no·vine \ 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 and Etymology of ergonovine

ergo- + Latin novus new — more at new


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ergonovine

noun er·go·no·vine \ ˌər-gə-ˈnō-ˌvēn , -vən \

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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