"Ergot Alkaloids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Alkaloids originally isolated from the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea (Hypocreaceae). They include compounds that are structurally related to ergoline (ERGOLINES) and ergotamine (ERGOTAMINES). Many of the ergot alkaloids act as alpha-adrenergic antagonists.
- Ergot Alkaloids
- Alkaloids, Ergot
- Clavine Alkaloids
- Alkaloids, Clavine
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Classic pages in obstetrics and gynecology. A new active principle in ergot and its effects on uterine motility. A preliminary report. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1974 Sep 15; 120(2):297.
[Photometric determination of alkaloids in Claviceps purpurea]. Cesk Farm. 1953 Jan; 2(1):5-8.
[Chromatographic determination of ergotamine and ergotoxine]. Cesk Farm. 1952; 1(11-12):621-5.