Ergotine

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ergotine (Chem) A powerful astringent alkaloid extracted from ergot as a brown, amorphous, bitter substance. It is used to produce contraction of the uterus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ergotine An amorphous alkaloid of ergot.
    • n ergotine An aqueous extract of ergot, purified of albumen and gum, and evaporated to a soft extract: specifically called Bonjean's ergotine.
    • n ergotine An extract of ergot soluble in alcohol but insoluble in water or ether.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Ergotine the active principle of ergot of rye
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The best treatment of all is, suppositories of iodoform, ergotine, of tannic acid, which can be made at any drug store.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
The use of small doses of atropin and ergotin was recommended by von Bergmann.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Ergotine by the mouth or hypodermically will sometimes prove highly valuable.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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