Meaning of ergonovine


Pronunciation: (ûr"gu-nō'vēn, -vin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. an alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from ergot or produced synthetically, used chiefly in obstetrics to induce uterine contractions or control uterine bleeding.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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