Definition of Bromocriptine

1. Noun. An ergoline derivative and dopamine agonist used in the treatment of pituitary tumours and Parkinson's disease. ¹



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Definition of Bromocriptine

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Medical Definition of Bromocriptine

1. 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 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)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bromocriptine

bromobenzene
bromobenzenes
bromobenzoates
bromobenzonitrile
bromobenzonitriles
bromobenzyl
bromobenzylcyanide
bromobutane
bromobutanes
bromochlorodifluoromethane
bromochlorofluoromethane
bromochloromethane
bromochlorosalicylanilide
bromocresol green
bromocresol purple
bromocriptine (current term)
bromocriptines
bromocryptine
bromodeoxycytidine
bromodeoxyuridine
bromoderma
bromodiphenhydramine hydrochloride
bromodomain
bromodomains
bromoethane
bromoform
bromoformin
bromohydrin
bromohydrins
bromohyperhidrosis

Literary usage of Bromocriptine

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1. Drug Abuse and Drug Abuse Research (1991): The Third Triennial Report to edited by MaryLouise Embrey, Christine R. Hartel (1999)
"Another strategy is to give patients drugs like amantadine and bromocriptine that mimic dopamine and therefore might block craving for cocaine. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"In additional experiments the effect of 5 mg bromocriptine on the serum ... bromocriptine did not modify the circulating levels of NSN and ESN ¡n either of ..."

3. Cocaine Use in America: Epidemmiologic and Clinical Perspectives edited by Nicholas J. Kozel, Edgar H. Adams (1996)
"In order to test this hypothesis, and possibly identify a new pharmacological treatment for cocaine urges, we administered the DA agonist bromocriptine and ..."

4. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"In the same animal model bromocriptine strikingly lowers baseline PRL levels at the dose of 1 mg/kg (22). Instead, the PRL-suppres- sive effect of ..."

5. Individual Differences in the Behavioral Etiology of Drug Abuse edited by Harold W. Gordon, Meyer D. Glantz (1997)
"... and Sweeney, DR bromocriptine treatment for cocaine abuse: The dopamine depletion hypothesis. ... R. Single-dose bromocriptine reverses cocaine craving. ..."

6. Solid Phase Extraction in Sample Preparation: An Applications Bibliography by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Sensitive and Specific bromocriptine Radioimmunoassay with Iodine Label: Measurement of bromocriptine in Human Plasma. ..."

7. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"SKF 38393, a Dl, bromocriptine, a D2, and quinpirole, a D2/D3, ... In contrast, bromocriptine (30 mg/kg) and quinpirole (10 mg/kg) decreased ethanol intake ..."

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