ergonovine
An alkaloid from ergot; on hydrolysis it yields d-lysergic acid and l-2-aminopropanol; stimulates uterine contractions. SYN: ergobasine, ergometrine, ergostetrine.
- e. maleate a powerful oxytocic agent; this action is more prominent, and other actions of ergot (vasoconstriction, central nervous system stimulation, adrenergic blockade, etc.) are less prominent than for other ergot alkaloids; effective orally and parenterally. SYN: ergometrine maleate.

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er·go·no·vine .ər-gə-'nō-.vēn, -vən n 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 esp. in the form of its maleate C19H23N3O2·C4H4O4 to prevent or treat postpartum bleeding

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er·go·no·vine (ur″go-noґvin) a water-soluble alkaloid, from ergot or produced synthetically; an oxytocic and vasoconstrictor. Called also ergometrine.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • ergonovine — ☆ ergonovine [ʉr΄gō nō′vēn΄, ʉr΄gō nō′vin ] n. [ergo (< Fr < ergot, ERGOT) + nov (< L novus, NEW) + INE3] a water soluble alkaloid of ergot, C19H23N3O2, used to increase contraction of the uterus during childbirth and prevent uterine… …   English World dictionary

  • Ergonovine — drugbox width = 150 IUPAC name = (6a R ,9 R ) N (( S ) 1 hydroxypropan 2 yl) 7 methyl 4,6,6a,7,8,9 hexahydroindolo [4,3 fg ] quinoline 9 carboxamide CAS number = 478 94 4 PubChem = 443884 C=19 | H=23 | N=3 | O=2 molecular weight = 325.41 g/mol… …   Wikipedia

  • Ergonovine — Ergométrine Ergométrine Structure de l ergométrine Général No CAS …   Wikipédia en Français

  • ergonovine — 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ergonovine — /err geuh noh veen, vin/, n. Pharm. an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding. [1935 40; ERGO 2 + nov ( < L novus NEW) + INE2] * * …   Universalium

  • ergonovine — noun Ergometrine …   Wiktionary

  • ergonovine — n. medication used to treat bleeding after childbirth or miscarriage (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ergonovine — er·go·no·vine …   English syllables

  • ergonovine — er•go•no•vine [[t]ˌɜr gəˈnoʊ vin, vɪn[/t]] n. pha an alkaloid, C23H27N3O2, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding • Etymology: 1935–40; ergo II+ L… …   From formal English to slang

  • ergonovine — 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 • Syn: ↑Ergotrate Maleate • Usage Domain: ↑trade name… …   Useful english dictionary

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