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Definition of "ergometrine" [ergometrine]

  • An ergoline (and lysergamide) derivative, one of the primary ergot and morning glory alkaloids, chemically similar to LSD and used in medicine to facilitate delivery of the placenta and to prevent bleeding after childbirth. (noun)

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Use "ergometrine" in a sentence
  • "The factors that may have been responsible were, first, sulfonamide and penicillin for infection; second, ergometrine use to reduce postpartum hemorrhage; third, universal blood transfusion; and fourth, much better cooperation and better medical education and so on."
  • "If she is still bleeding after 10 minutes, give the same amount of ergometrine again."
  • "· If the womb does not become hard after a few minutes of rubbing, or if bleeding continues, give ergometrine, 0.2 mg by mouth, or 0.5 mg by injection in her buttock or thigh."
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