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ergonovine maleate


Definition: a powerful oxytocic agent; this action is more prominent, and other actions of ergot (vasoconstriction, central nervous system stimulation, adrenergic blockade) are less prominent than for other ergot alkaloids; effective orally and parenterally.

Synonym(s): ergometrine maleate

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