An ergot alkaloid, C32 H40 BrN5 O5 , that slows dopamine turnover and inhibits prolactin secretion and is used to treat Parkinson's disease and to retard the growth of various pituitary tumors.
Origin of Bromocriptine
bromo– (ergo)cryptine alkaloid derived from ergotoxine (a poisonous alkaloid found in the ergot) (from German Ergokryptin) (Ergo(t) ergot) (Greek kruptos hidden cryptic) (-in -in)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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