bromocriptine meaning

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  • [Medicine]
    n : a polypeptide alkaloid C32H40BrN5O5 that is a derivative of ergot and mimics the activity of dopamine in selectively inhibiting prolactin secretion


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  1. Patients with prolactinoma treated with bromocriptine or cabergoline may also take oral contraceptives.
  2. These include doxorubicin, ergotamine preparations, lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporin and bromocriptine.
  3. Goepel and Pahnke and other authors recommend performing surgeries only with concomitant bromocriptine treatment.
  4. Widely known for nearly 20 years, bromocriptine is used in treating Parkinson's disease.
  5. Dietary protein restriction and the use of selegiline hydrochloride and bromocriptine may also temporarily improve motor fluctuations.

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