Ergot alkaloids and the modulation of hypothalamic function

  • E. Flückiger


Central nervous system actions of ergot alkaloids in connection with ergot poisoning have been known for centuries, but well into the present century these effects were only considered to be signs of toxicity. Barger’s classic treatise on The Alkaloids of Ergot (1938) reviews the early descriptions of central effects, while a review edited by Berde and Schild (1978) covers the more recent literature on ergot pharmacology.


Growth Hormone Growth Hormone Secretion Ergot Alkaloid Acromegalic Patient Prolactin Secretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Flückiger
    • 1
  1. 1.Biological and Medical Research DivisionSandoz LtdBasleSwitzerland

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