Meaning of ergotoxine


Pronunciation: (ûr"gu-tok'sēn, -sin), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. a white, crystalline, water-insoluble alkaloid, CHNO, obtained from ergot, used chiefly in obstetrics as a uterine stimulant.
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