Definitions for ergonovineˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

er•go•no•vineˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, -vɪn(n.)

  1. an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of ergonovine:

1935–40; ergo -2+ L nov(us)new+ -ine2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ergonovine, Ergotrate Maleate(noun)

    an alkaloid derived from ergot (trade name Ergotrate Maleate) that is less toxic than ergot; induces muscular contraction of the uterus and is administered after childbirth or abortion


  1. ergonovine(Noun)


U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Ergonovine

    An ergot alkaloid (ERGOT ALKALOIDS) with uterine and VASCULAR SMOOTH MUSCLE contractile properties.


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