a water-soluble alkaloid of ergot, CHNO, used to increase contraction of the uterus during childbirth and prevent uterine hemorrhage
Origin of ergonovineergo- ( from French from ergot, ergot) + nov- ( from Classical Latin novus, new) + -ine
An ergot alkaloid, C19H23N3O2, that stimulates uterine contractions and has been used in its maleate form primarily to treat or prevent uterine bleeding after childbirth or abortion. Also called ergometrine .
Origin of ergonovineItalian ergo(t) ergot Latin nov(us) new ; see newo- in Indo-European roots. -ine