methysergide

noun

meth·​y·​ser·​gide ˌme-thə-ˈsər-ˌjīd How to pronounce methysergide (audio)
: a serotonin antagonist C21H27N3O2 used in the form of its maleate especially in the treatment and prevention of migraine headaches

Word History

Etymology

methyl + lysergic acid + amide

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of methysergide was in 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Methysergide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/methysergide. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

methysergide

noun
meth·​y·​ser·​gide ˌmeth-ə-ˈsər-ˌjīd How to pronounce methysergide (audio)
: a serotonin antagonist used in the form of its maleate C21H27N3O2·C4H4O4 especially in the treatment and prevention of migraine headaches
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