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Meaning of ergotamine

er•got•a•mine

Pronunciation: (ûr-got'u-mēn", -min), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a crystalline, water-soluble polypeptide, CHNO, obtained from ergot, used to stimulate uterine contractions during labor and in the treatment of migraine.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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