Bromocriptine Definition

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.
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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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