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ergonovine definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: 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 [syn: ergonovine, Ergotrate Maleate]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: ergo- + Latin novus new more at new Date: circa 1936 an alkaloid C19H23N3O2 derived from ergot and used especially in the form of its maleate as an oxytocic



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