Definition of ergotamine in English:

ergotamine

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A compound present in some kinds of ergot. An alkaloid, it causes constriction of blood vessels and is used in the treatment of migraine.

    • ‘Using vasoconstrictors such as ergotamine and the triptans in the presence of focal ischaemia is a theoretical concern.’
    • ‘A combination of verapamil and ergotamine may be considered.’
    • ‘The medication ergotamine and related drugs can halt a migraine in progress.’
    • ‘Oral preparations combining ergotamine and caffeine are available, as are rectal suppositories.’
    • ‘Of course his diuretic would probably now be furosemide and his ergotamine tartrate today might be sumatriptan.’

Pronunciation:

ergotamine

/əːˈɡɒtəmiːn/