Introduction and Background Information

  • Claude Weil

Abstract

Few chemical groups comprise compounds with such diversified actions as the ergot alkaloids and their derivatives, and ergot has been called a treasure house for drugs. The present review is centered on the pharmacology and clinical pharmacology of co-dergocrine mesylate (BAN; ergoloid mesylates, USAN; dihydroergotoxine mesylate, INN; Hydergine®), hereafter referred to as co-dergocrine; information on other ergot alkaloids and derivatives is included only when apposite.

Keywords

Amide Migraine Carboxyl Alkaloid Infertility 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude Weil
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  1. 1.Pharmaceutical DivisionSANDOZ Ltd.BasleSwitzerland

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