bromocriptinemedical dictionary

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A semisynthetic ergot alkaloid that is a dopamine d2 agonist. It suppresses prolactin secretion and is used to treat amenorrhoea, galactorrhoea, and female infertility, and has been proposed for Parkinson's disease.

Pharmacological action: antiparkinson agents, dopamine agonists, hormone antagonists.

Chemical name: Ergotaman-3',6',18-trione, 2-bromo-12'-hydroxy-2'-(1-methylethyl)-5'-(2-methylpropyl)-, (5'alpha)-

(12 Dec 1998)