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Pronunciation: er'go-no'ven

Definition: An alkaloid from ergot; on hydrolysis it yields d-lysergic acid and l-2-aminopropanol; stimulates uterine contractions.

Synonym(s): ergobasine, ergometrine, ergostetrine

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