bromocriptine(redirected from 2-bromo-alpha-ergocryptine)
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an ergot alkaloid that acts as a dopamine agonist; used as the mesylate salt to suppress prolactin secretion in the treatment of pituitary prolactinomas and of hyperprolactinemia-associated amenorrhea, galactorrhea, infertility, or male hypogonadism. It is also used as an antidyskinetic, usually in conjunction with levodopa, in the treatment of parkinsonism, and is used as a growth hormone suppressant in the treatment of acromegaly. Administered orally.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
An ergot alkaloid, C32H40BrN5O5, that is a dopamine antagonist and is used in its mesylate form to treat Parkinson's disease, acromegaly, and excessive prolactin secretion, and to reduce the size of certain pituitary tumors.
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An ergoline derivative which reduces pituitary prolactin secretion and size of pituitary tumours.
Hyperprolactinemia, pituitary tumours, amenorrhoea, female infertility, hypogonadism, acromegaly, Parkinson’s disease, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, type-2 diabetes.
Orthostatic hypotension, vomiting, vertigo, headaches, upset stomach, coronary vasospasm, pulmonary fibrosis, hepatotoxicity.
A dopamine D2-receptor inhibitor which inhibits T-cell-dependent induction of macrophage tumouricidal activity.
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bromocriptineAn ERGOT derivative drug with DOPAMINE-like effects. It is used in the treatment of PARKINSON'S DISEASE and ACROMEGALY and given to prevent LACTATION by inhibiting the secretion of the hormone prolactin by the pituitary gland. A brand name is Parlodel.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
Also known as Parlodel, the main drug used to treat galactorrhea by reducing levels of the hormone prolactin.
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