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Ergot Alkaloids

"Ergot Alkaloids" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Alkaloids originally isolated from the ergot fungus Claviceps purpurea (Hypocreaceae). They include compounds that are structurally related to ergoline (ERGOLINES) and ergotamine (ERGOTAMINES). Many of the ergot alkaloids act as alpha-adrenergic antagonists.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ergot Alkaloids" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ergot Alkaloids" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 6 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 1 publications in 1991 and 1992 and 2004 and 2011 and 2014 and 2017
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