The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a mixture of ergot alkaloids, primarily ergotoxine and ergometrine (ergonovine). It is used to accelerate uterine involution in the postpartum period and to treat uterine hemorrhage.
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