ergot alkaloid
ergot alkaloid n any of a group of alkaloids found in ergot or produced synthetically that include the psychedelic drug LSD as well as numerous pharmacologically useful compounds (as ergonovine and ergotamine) noted esp. for their contractile effect on smooth muscle (as of the uterus or blood vessels) compare ERGOTISM

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  • Ergot — could be called a cereal killer for it comes from cereals such as rye and wheat and is quite capable of killing someone. A fungus (Claviceps purpurea) that contaminates rye and wheat produces substances (alkaloids) termed ergotamines. Ergotamines …   Medical dictionary

  • Ergot — This article is about the fungi. For the part of a horse s hoof, see Ergot (horse anatomy). Ergot Claviceps purpurea Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

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  • ergot — fungal disease of rye and other grasses, 1680s, from Fr. ergot, from O.Fr. argot cock s spur (12c.), of unknown origin. The blight so called from the shape the fungus forms on the diseased grain. Ergotism disease caused by eating ergot infected… …   Etymology dictionary

  • alkaloid — /al keuh loyd /, Biochem., Chem., Pharm. n. 1. any of a large class of organic, nitrogen containing ring compounds of vegetable origin and sometimes synthesized, some of which are liquid but most of which are solid, that have a bitter taste, that …   Universalium

  • Ergot — Weizenähre mit Mutterkorn Roggen mit Mutterkorn verunreinigt Das Mutterkorn auch Purpurroter Hahnenpilz, Ergot, Krähenkorn, Hahnensporn, Hungerkorn, Tollkorn oder Roter Keulenkop …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alkaloid — This article is about the chemical compounds alkaloids. For the pharmaceutical company in the Republic of Macedonia see Alkaloid (company).Alkaloids are naturally occurring chemical compounds containing basic nitrogen atoms.… …   Wikipedia

  • alkaloid — Originally, any one of hundreds of plant and fungal products distinguished by alkaline (basic) reactions, but now restricted to heterocyclic nitrogen containing and often complex structures possessing pharmacologic activity; their trivial name s… …   Medical dictionary

  • Mutterkorn-Alkaloid — Mụt|ter|korn Al|ka|lo|id [zu Mutter (wegen wehentreibender bzw. abortiver Wirkung) u. Korn (wegen der Fruchtform)]: svw. ↑ Ergot Alkaloid …   Universal-Lexikon

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