ergot alkaloids


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er·got al·ka·loids

any of a large number of alkaloids obtained from the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea or semisynthetically derived; examples include ergotamine, ergonovine, dihydroergotamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), methysergide.

er·got al·ka·loids

(ĕrgot alkă-loydz)
Any of a large number of alkaloids obtained from the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea or semisynthetically derived; examples include ergotamine, ergonovine, dihydroergotamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), methysergide.

er·got al·ka·loids

(ĕrgot alkă-loydz)
Those obtained from the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea or semisynthetically derived; e.g., ergotamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD).
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