dihydroergotamine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

di- +‎ hydro- +‎ ergot +‎ amine

Noun[edit]

dihydroergotamine ‎(usually uncountable, plural dihydroergotamines)

  1. (chemistry) An ergot alkaloid used to treat migraines, believed to act upon serotonin receptors.
    • 2009 May 27, Reuters, “Migraine Drug Gains in Test, and Shares in Its Maker Soar”, in New York Times[1]:
      Levadex is an new inhaled version of dihydroergotamine, a drug used intravenously to treat migraines.